Hanna Christianson, the current Clara Barton Intern
The UUWF Clara Barton Internship for Women's Issues was established in 2002 by UUWF's $200,000 donation to the UUA and the Federation's assistance in raising a matching amount for the permanent endowment that funds this internship. The intern's work focuses on gender-specific justice issues affecting women and girls.
UUWF Interns Reflect on their Experience
"I was challenged to grow as a leader, as a social justice advocate, and as a Unitarian Universalist."-- Kierstin Homblette, UUWF Clara Barton Intern 2004-06
"My professional growth and leadership were grounded in my UU faith and helped me connect my personal values with professional advocacy work."-- Meredith Schonfeld-Hicks, 2006-2007
"When I began my position as a UUWF intern my passion was unfiltered. Now I know how to carefully craft a message to explain my arguement effectively." -- Grace Garner, 2007-08
"The UUWF Clara Barton Internship opened doors for me to work on the cutting edge of progressive faith-based organizing nationwide."-- Orelia Busch, 2009-10
"The internship allowed me to test my caIling as a faith-based policy advocate, which, I found out, iw work I will be glad to do for a long time."-- Jessica Halperine, 2012-13