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Monday, December 7, 2015

Internship Spotlight: Alayna Anderson Interns with Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY)

Alayna Anderson spent her summer interning with a company called Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY) as the Assistant Prevention Educator intern.  This company is a nonprofit community coalition that educates adults on the effects of drugs and alcohol on the youth.

Alayna's duties at her internship were to develop and execute campaign plans.  She also had to constantly update the social media pages, and she even created a new Facebook page for the organization.  Alayna also maintained the agency website and disseminated information about their services.

Alayna states that she learned how to successfully implement a health campaign from beginning to end.  She also says she has learned how to think outside of the box in order to create new relevant campaign and educational tool ideas.  She says that a number of these skills were developed while learning about new prevention based health behaviors.

Alayna is a Biology major with a minor in Health and Risk Communications and states that taking the classes Health Public Relations and Health Communications helped her to succeed in her position at the internship.