Team Elder: Interns Rock!
Shelley Elder’s seven summer interns are filling her office with welcome hands and earnest help. “They’re such a fantastic, creative force for me in the summer,” says Elder, who coordinates field trips to locales including Safety Village and the police and fire departments and projects to enhance their intern experience, such as talks from financial planners and business and real estate attorneys. This is nothing new for Elder, who has had paid summer interns for five years. “I just find it such a worthwhile win-win. It’s an opportunity for me to support my community and to learn from some fresh, innovative minds.”