Throughout the year, Arizona List offers internships to students who want experience working for our political action committee. The interns help us organize and run events, enter information in our database, research potential candidates and volunteer on the campaigns of our current endorsed candidates. Our organization currently has nine interns, seven in Tucson and two in Phoenix.
Hi everyone! My name is Courtenay Parsons. I know what you’re thinking, what a strange way to spell a name. I was blessed with a loving mother who wanted to make first grade the worst experience ever. Can you imagine being tested on learning to write a 9-letter name? I was totally envious of my friend April at that time. Anyway! I am 22 years old and am finishing up my final credits at the U of A. I am majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Public Administration, Social Justice, and German. I would love a career working in a non-profit to help children. In the near future I want to take the opportunity to volunteer in Thailand or Brazil helping orphaned children and teaching them English.
I’m currently an intern with Arizona List. What drew me to this organization was the idea of empowering women. I may not be your total hard liberal, but I definitely believe in leading women. At this internship I do everything from fundraising, helping out at events, and sharing with the community the candidates we endorse. One of the greatest parts of interning with Arizona List is actually being able to meet the women who are endorsed by our organization.
My name is Amber Mask and I am an incoming senior at the University of Arizona majoring in Political Science with a minor in Gender and Women’s studies. I am originally from Phoenix, Arizona, where most of my family still lives. I wanted to intern with Arizona List because I believe it is important that more women establish themselves in the political system and get their voices heard. Women face many struggles, especially in the political field, and the stronger our voice, the more likely we are to succeed. At Arizona List I have researched potential donors, helped inform patrons of upcoming events, as well as helped with various events throughout Arizona. After graduation I hope to work for a women’s rights organization, working to advance and strengthen women throughout our community.
My name is Amanda Rodenberger and I will be a Senior at the UA this fall. I’m majoring in Sociology with a minor in Business Management. My passions are event planning and children. So ideally I’m looking to have a career in event planning or to be a children’s behavioral specialist. I’m from Phoenix but hope to move out of the state once I graduate, preferably North Carolina.
The reason this internship for Arizona List sparked my attention was to get more involved. I love to learn about new things and be in the middle of events so is the perfect fit for me. I’ve helped look at potential venues for the annual luncheon that Arizona List puts on and have spent a lot of time researching potential candidates. I am really enjoying interning for Arizona List and hope to have a connection with them in the future.
My name is Dave Colangelo. I am 22 years old and just graduated from the University of Arizona. I majored in Public Administration with an emphasis on Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish. I am still attempting to decide what I want to do with my life but I am relatively sure it will involve a job working for the Federal Government (most likely a federal law enforcement agency). I hope to return to Haiti in the future to volunteer at an orphanage I visited for two weeks four years ago. It is called Proje Espwa (Project Hope) and it is a place devoted to helping the thousands of orphaned children in the country.
At this time, I am interning at Arizona List. This type of organization is one that empowers women. My family at home is my mother, an older sister, my older brother, and a younger sister. I was raised to see the benefits in a pro-choice society and this belief drew my attention to Arizona List. While interning here, I have helped at events (house parties, etc.), done database work in the office, worked phone banks, and research potential Arizona List members. I have greatly enjoyed my time at Arizona List and believe strongly in the cause it promotes. I can only hope its mission continues to be successful in this state and can spread throughout the nation.
Hola Hola! My name is Priscilla Salcedo, but as you get to know me, you’ll come to learn that my nickname is Piti (pronounced pee-tee). It’s what I go by and I won’t likely respond to Priscilla. I’m 21 and this is my first year interning for Arizona List! I’m in my last year at The University of Arizona and I’ll hopefully graduate in May 2012 with a degree in Communication and a minor in Spanish. Learning about the world and all the beautiful people that comprise it basically sums up what I’m interested in doing throughout my life. I’m passionate about learning and experiencing something new every day. Interning for Arizona List was one of those new learning experiences that I enthusiastically took; I’d never been into politics or anything of the sort, so interning for Arizona List was a must. I’ve had the opportunity to participate in events such as “Cocktails and Conversation” an event that Arizona List hosted and interns helped out. I’ve also had the opportunity research and learn about potential candidates. It’s been an exciting and fun experience so far and it’s motivated me to apply and hopefully get into Law School after I graduate.
Hello all! My name is Eliza Molk and I am an intern here at Arizona List. My motivation for interning is my strong democratic and progressive women ideologies, as well as a strong desire to learn more about all facets of politics. I believe in the importance of being involved in the political process, and at Arizona List, I am by helping organize events, reaching out to members and potential members, working in our database and much more.
I am a senior at the University of Arizona studying journalism and sociology. In addition to this internship, I am a reporter and assistant editor at the Arizona Daily Wildcat, the university’s newspaper. Writing and reporting are two of my greatest passions in addition to politics, and working at the paper has taught me how to work in a team setting, meet deadlines, thoroughly check facts and research information from science to the arts. When I graduate, I hope to attend law school somewhere on the west coast and practice media law. It is my goal to protect our freedom of speech and the rights of those who wish to distribute factual information that will help the greater good.
Hello, everyone! My name is Ira, and I recently moved to Arizona from Orange County, CA. I went to school in California and double majored in Women’s Studies and Communications and spent most of my time studying, practicing, and competing as captain of the Speech and Debate team. I now live in a small suburb of Phoenix, work a part-time job, and take part in a lot of community organizing consisting of facilitating workshops with a local feminist group on a variety of topics such as transgender 101, consent, poetry, etc. During my free time, I write a blog about my female-to-male transition, educate people about trans* related issues, and write poetry.
I came to Arizona List, because I feel that reproductive rights and maintaining personal autonomy are absolutely imperative for gender equality and equality in general. As an activist, I have noticed that there are many different routes to success, and for issues such as abortion rights, there is no other way than through the legislative process. So, I came to the forefront of this battle. I love this internship thus far. I get to help organize – and therefore attend – events for locally and nationally known candidates.
Hello! My name is Jaime Watson and I’m a women’s rights advocate. I’m a senior at Arizona State University double majoring in Political Science and Women and Gender Studies. I’m also earning a minor in Justice Studies and certificates in Human Rights, International Studies, and Civic Education. In between all of this, I intern at Arizona List doing everything from reaching out to new and current members to helping run events (with lots of inspiring and powerful women). I hope to help empower women by working to elect pro-choice female candidates to office to enact real change.