The TCC Intern Experience: Akaysha Palmer
Intern at The New York Common Pantry
My name is Akaysha Palmer. I’m interning at The New York Common Pantry, a nonprofit seeking sustainable solutions to the underlying causes of food insecurity. In my internship, every day is different. One day, I volunteered distributing goods to low income seniors. It was honestly an amazing experience. Seeing the smiles on all of the people who were eating is the reason why I keep going back. I was surprised to see many of the same faces showing up for dinners. I saw that people actually use the Nourish Program and don't come just when they’re hungry. They come regularly because this has been beneficial to their overall wellbeing. I hope I can continue volunteering even after my internship is done. I can see direct results of their work, and be a part of a life-changing experience. I didn't know interning with a nonprofit would be so amazing!