Meet The Interns: Becca, Talaya, and Amado

The Denver Foundation

Summer 2018 is officially here, and that means it's time for another year of The Denver Foundation's Nonprofit Internship Program. Over the next few months, 18 outstanding undergraduate students will be working and learning at nonprofit organizations across Metro Denver. Over the course of the summer, we'll be introducing you to all these interns and sharing their experiences as they navigate the nonprofit sector. Keep reading to meet our first three interns,Becca Alfaro, Talaya Banks, and Amado Delgado!

Becca Alfaro

My name is Becca Alfaro, and I am interning at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado this summer. I am graduating from the University of Denver this spring with a double major in International Studies and Gender Studies, and a minor in Leadership Studies. I will be attending Lund University in Sweden next year as part of their Master’s in Gender Studies program. Nonprofit work has been a passion of mine for the last 4 years. I hope to extend my passion for gender studies by one day working within a nonprofit organization dedicated to gender. There are many ways in which nonprofits have done this in the past, and I can't wait to experience the developments being made today. One thing I’d like people to know about me is that I love all things vegan being that I have been vegan for the past 2 ½ years. I love trying new vegan recipes when I can, especially desserts!

Talaya Banks (Tier 2)

I am Talaya Banks. This summer I will be interning at The Denver Foundation as the Nonprofit Internship Program (NPIP) tier 2 intern. I am excited to engage with like minded people who want to be in community to embark on creating change. I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. For the last four years, I have lived in Greeley, Colorado where I recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado where I studied anthropology and psychology. When I am not engaging in the world, I am a proud plant mom.


Amado Delgado

Hello, my name is Amado Delgado, I currently attend the University of Denver. I am a third-year student studying Business Management. I am lucky enough to intern with Padres Y Jovenes Unidos. Having worked with Padres Y Jovenes Unidos before, I was able to see how this organization’s work is truly grassroots. Padres Y Jovenes Unidos serves all members of the family regardless of your generation. I am excited to be apart of NPIP because I have the ability to give back to my community. I really enjoy how NPIP supports non-profit organizations that serve different communities around Colorado, I am really looking forward to seeing how far the NPIP impact reaches. One thing that I would like people to know about me is that I had the opportunity to study abroad in the fall of 2017, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The Nonprofit Internship Program provides mutual learning experiences for interns, supervisors, and nonprofit organizations in order to develop diverse emerging leaders and create opportunities for outstanding nonprofit organizations to deepen their impact. If you have questions about the Nonprofit Internship Program please contact Becky Alberti-Powell bapowell@denverfoundation.org




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