Alyssa Ortel Communications Intern

I spent the past few months as a Communications Intern at Skillpoint Alliance. Throughout the years I have worked in jobs where I was a cog in the machine working a minor role. Skillpoint Alliance has been a refreshing contrast to those experiences. It is an innovate, supportive and collaborative environment.

My mentor Lindsay and I had weekly check-ins to stay on the same page; she always made sure I was satisfied with the experience I was gaining through my internship. I learned about working in marketing in a non-profit and now have a portfolio of work I can show future employers. I used social media with a professional organization, blogged, and even dabbled with design work for graduation programs.
The best part of my internship was belonging to a great support network. Everyone at Skillpoint Alliance is willing to help each other out. They care about you as an individual as well as your professional growth. I had an overall amazing experience with this group. A huge shout out to my colleagues at Skillpoint Alliance, thank you for welcoming me and helping me grow!
Even though I am leaving to pursue another opportunity out of state for the summer, I will not forget the experience I gained here. The mission of Skillpoint Alliance is inspiring to me. I love that they’re doing everything they can in order to help the local workforce and inspire youth to enter STEM fields. I am looking forward to returning to Austin this fall to further my career, and I’ll definitely be keeping up with the work Skillpoint is doing in the community!
Skillpoint is currently hiring for a variety of full-time and internship positions. If you’re interested in joining our team, visit our Careers page to apply.