We are excited to welcome two interns to the Carbon County Community Foundation team for the summer!
Foundation Operations & Administration Intern
Donovan Bierman graduated from Jim Thorpe Area High School in 2022 with both his high school diploma and an associate’s degree through dual enrollment at Lehigh Carbon Community College. He now attends Susquehanna University where he is currently pursuing a degree in accounting. Donovan is also regularly involved with community-oriented events or volunteering both at school and in Carbon County. He volunteers in food drives at his local church as well as community service for Susquehanna University.
Donovan wanted to pursue something that would help him gain more knowledge and experience in various kinds of business fields. He hopes to learn about some of the various processes involved in running a business. With the Carbon Foundation, this summer he will have the opportunity to learn about processes such as operational, organizational, and even some marketing skills. “I am very excited to be given this opportunity to learn with the Carbon County Community Foundation and to help my community at the same time,” said Donovan.
Marketing & Communications Intern
Hunter Focht is a recent alumni of Kutztown University, where he received his degree in Professional Writing with a minor in Social Media Theory and Strategy. He graduated with an honors level of Cum Laude and excelled within his journalism and creative writing courses. Hunter previously interned at Keystone Fire Protection, where he ran and managed the companies social media presence across multiple platforms. In his free time, Hunter loves playing Nintendo games and refining his writing capabilities. In the near future, Hunter hopes to pursue a career in journalism full time!
Hunter wanted to pursue something that could improve his journalistic skills such as documentation of events, interviewing, and writing articles/blog posts. Upon graduating from Kutztown University, Hunter was looking for an opportunity to further his professional career. He had learned about Carbon County Community Foundation’s summer internship through Facebook, and thought it would be a great chance to get accustomed with professionals in the field. “I wanted to spend my time working at an organization that could compliment both my major and minor, along with adding projects to my portfolio for future employers,” said Hunter.
Donovan and Hunter are completing their internships at the Community Foundation via Carbon County Workforce Training Office’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Hunter will be contributing to the foundation’s website and social media accounts, while Donovan will be focusing on community outreach and managing the foundation’s portfolio of charitable funds. Both new members have proven themselves as sensational assets to the team. We are delighted to have them both interning with us this summer!