Internships

Through Swedemom Center of Giving's partnership with MEDP's McMinnville WORKS Internship Program, we create an opportunity for students to share their knowledge with others, while also gaining new skills and experience. The ​students' knowledge and skills create new and innovative ideas that can be put to use to make MacHub stronger.

Students can be involved in the intake process where items are sorted, imaged, described, final checked, put away, sold, packaged, and shipped. Previous interns have also contributed to maintaining social media accounts and created marketing campaigns and organized fundraising events. ​

Meet some of our 2020 MEDP interns in the short student-produced video below.

Click the link below to learn more about the internship program at McMinnville Economic Development Partnership (MEDP).  

Learn More About Our 2020 Interns

Rayna Weinreb
Rayna Weinreb

Rayna just graduated from Linfield University with a degree in Business Information Systems and is currently interning Swedemom as their administrative assistant. This position has her wearing a lot of hats, as her role includes marketing, managing interns, administrative work and collaborating with software developers for Swedemom’s online store.

Justin Vaughn
Justin Vaughn

Justin will be a Senior at Oregon State University with a major in Computer Science. Justin’s knack for computer science began in high school when he joined different tech clubs and around his household as his dad was a computer circuit designer. Justin began his professional career for the U.S Army in the Department of Defense working in computer tech and served a tour in Afghanistan where he was part of a special unit called Civil Affairs.

Kendall Harrison
Kendall Harrison

Kendall will be a Senior Linfield University with a major in Marketing and double minor in French and Journalism and Media Studies (JAMS). This summer she is excited for the opportunity to intern at Swedemom in their Mac Hub (Nonprofit fundraising channel) division, where she assists behind the scenes with merchandising productions as well as overseeing social media strategy.

Ivan Garo
Ivan Garo

A recent alumni of Oregon State University with a degree in Speech Communications, his fortes are outreach and working with others. This summer he has an internship with Swedemom serving as their social media marketing photographer and videographer.

Kaylani Kam
Kaylani Kam

Kaylani is a local, born and raised in McMinnville. She attended McMinnville High School and recently graduated as a valedictorian and will be attending Oregon State University. This summer she is interning with Swedemom Center of Giving and is a member of their production team. Her role includes taking photos of products to be posted, as well as researching and estimating the value of items that come in.

Soren Smithrud
Soren Smithrud

Soren is a McMinnville native and will be a Junior Southern Oregon University where he is studying Creative Writing. This Summer, he gets to use his gift for storytelling at his internship with Swedemom Center of Giving as their production coordinator focusing on photography and copywriting.