A SprinNG 2020 Intern
Zainab is an honor high school senior. As a scholar, she pursues academic excellence and is always looking for opportunities to expand her career network and professional skills. In addition to her education, she is a creative and idealistic individual. She plays the piano, draws, and writes poetry related to social issues.
Why were you interested in the SprinNG internship?
Even before applying to the internship, I knew that SprinNG and its team give Nigerian writers a platform for their creative reach. In diverse genres and through the platform, writers can express their creativity without any limitations through SprinNG.
The opportunity to see the diverse minds of writers published through the website is the main reason for my internship interest. I also applied because working with a team of writers would make an excellent professional impact on my career experience.
What are 2 top and relevant skills you bring to this internship, and in which experience have you practiced those skills?
Before the internship, I’ve been proficient in using technology, especially social media and Google suite.
So, it wasn’t challenging to do computer-related assignments. With the internship, I learned more about Canva and Weebly. I also enjoyed pitching into editorial work and supporting the transitioning of items for the Nigerian Writers Database.
What 3 top things do you expect to get out of this internship?
I hope to learn more about using Weebly since I never used it before the internship, and such knowledge will come in handy in the future. Additionally, this internship will allow me to improve my soft skills. For example, this internship is teaching me timeliness, financial and professional responsibility.
Who is your favourite author in that genre, and why?
One of my favourite non-fiction books is titled The Omnivores Dilemma by Michael Pollan.
The book talked about the food we eat, from healthy to unhealthy, and its reality. It exposed the truth about how factories make meats, and a lot of the foods we consume are genetically modified.
The book’s information was mindboggling because then, I ate and didn’t care as long as the food tasted good and was edible. This book educated me about GMOs and taught me to be more cautious about the food I eat.
What are your life’s aspirations?
My aspirations include being extraordinary, successful, and at peace. Also, next year, I will be going to college, and I hope to pursue a degree in Software Engineering.