Note: Each year, Nebraska Appleseed is fortunate to work with a number of bright, talented law clerks and interns. This is one of a series of posts that feature Appleseed’s clerks and interns discussing their backgrounds and experiences.
As befits all good fairy tales, for Nebraska Appleseed intern Haley Mead it started with a pair of shoes.
“I’ve always been a fan of the organization, TOMS (a shoe company that provides a pair of shoes to children in need for every pair purchased by a customer). My freshman year of college, I did more research on the company and fell in love with their mission,” Haley said. “I liked how a simple one-for-one movement improved the lives of numerous people. I decided that I wanted to pursue a career in the nonprofit field to continually make changes for the betterment of others and be a part of movements I’m passionate about.”
And so Haley began working toward that goal. Originally from Lincoln, she wants to continue to give back to her native Nebraska through her internship with Appleseed.
“I wanted to work at Nebraska Appleseed because I wanted to become well-versed in the economic, political and social issues relevant to the state of Nebraska,” Haley said. “I’ve become very interested in the minimum wage issue. I like that Nebraska Appleseed continually strives to give a voice to everyone in our community. I hope to become a more active member of my community and help spark positive changes for Nebraska.”
A current student at the University of Kansas studying journalism with an emphasis in strategic communication and sociology, Haley keeps her focus on the nonprofit side of business.
“Ideally, in the future, I’d like to work for a nonprofit as a marketing executive or account executive.” Haley said. “My dream job is to work as an account executive for TOMS. It’s been my favorite organization for a long time and I greatly support their mission and work.”
Name: Haley Mead
Hometown: Lincoln, NE