Hey, it’s BigHouse!
Something you may not know is that each semester we have new interns from Auburn University come and work with us. Typically, these interns are seniors at Auburn majoring in Human Development and Family Studies. We are so thankful each semester for these hardworking, devoted students! In our last blog, we gave a brief introduction of our interns, but since they are going to be familiar faces around BigHouse we wanted to give them the chance to tell everyone more about themselves.
First up we have Emily McCarron! Emily is senior at Auburn University majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Middle Childhood and Adolescence. She is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Emily first heard about BigHouse through a previous intern, and learned more about their mission from Micah when she came and spoke in several of her classes. Emily was immediately intrigued by Micah’s excitement for BigHouse foundation and loved what BigHouse stands for.
Emily has had an interest in pursuing some type of work with children in foster care and their families, so she felt that this would be a great opportunity to learn more about this spectrum of work. She has already learned so much about the foster care system and about all that BigHouse does and how positively that impacts Lee County and beyond. Emily is very excited to be able to help and serve the community, but also to learn how to be a better person to those around her. Through her internship, Emily is hoping to gain a clearer idea of what it is she wants to do after she graduates in May and apply all the skills and knowledge she will have learned from BigHouse over the course of the semester!
Our next intern is Hannah Gipson! Hannah is from Prattville, Alabama and is a senior majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Social Work. Some of her favorite things are Jesus, coffee, good friends, and all things Auburn. Hannah wanted to intern at BigHouse because she completed her practicum here last semester and absolutely fell in love with everything about it. It solidified her call to serve foster and adoptive communities through her career, and she cannot wait to see what this semester holds.
Hannah first heard about BigHouse through a sorority sister who was running for Miss Auburn and promoted BigHouse for her platform. After that, Micah came and shared more about BigHouse to some of her HDFS classes at Auburn. She knew then it was something she wanted to be involved with. Hannah has learned so much about the needs of foster and adoptive families and ways to help to meet them. She has also experienced the goodness of The Lord in ways that she had not before she began working in this field. Hannah hopes to learn more in depth about what it takes to run a non-profit, and more about foster care in general. Day to day, Hannah hopes that to be able to show the love of Jesus to each person that walks into BigHouse, and work toward making BigHouse the best it can be. By the end of the semester, she hopes to learn more about non-profits and foster care.
We are so thankful to have these two young ladies with us this semester and can’t wait to see how well they are going to serve!