Over the coming weeks, we'll be highlighting NPP's amazing summer interns. The stellar efforts of talented student interns throughout the year allows NPP to expand and deepen what we do across all aspects of our work. This week's Summer Intern Profile is Hannah Carrillo, who joined NPP as a Research Assistant this summer.
By Hannah Carrillo
My name is Hannah Carrillo and I was born and raised in New York City. I currently attend the University of Massachusetts Amherst. I just graduated this past May with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Certificate in International Relations and I will be continuing my studies at UMass for an extra year to get my Accelerated Masters in Public Policy. I am very interested in both domestic and international politics and government as well as women and minority rights issues. In my spare time I also enjoy reading, writing and baseball.
I have spent much of my time studying nonprofit organizations, and am excited to finally be working for one. NPP is a great organization and I am thrilled to be working here. As an intern here I have been working on the early stages of helping to develop a new strategic plan. Thus far I have conducted a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats) analysis and a trend analysis in this effort.
NPP is a great organization because it works to make the budget more accessible to everyday people. NPP is the only organization with this particular goal, despite how important it is. Accessibility allows for more educated and informed voting which is immensely valuable, especially given today’s political climate.
I love being able to research so extensively on topics I find fascinating for work. This opportunity has been both enjoyable and incredibly valuable to me given that I hope to one day work for and/or run my own nonprofit organization. NPP has shown me how interesting and rewarding it can be to work for a nonprofit that conducts research; something I had never contemplated for my own future before coming to NPP.