Friday, June 15, 2018

Our Interns Enjoy Making a Difference

Here at CUNA Mutual Group, interns learn quickly about our culture to give back. Whether it’s through the company or an outside interest,  we encourage them to participate in volunteer opportunities.

Because, so many interns are interested in caring for their communities, we offer specific volunteer opportunities just for them each year. They get to learn our company culture outside of the day-to-day business.

“As an intern at CUNA Mutual Group, you have the opportunity to learn about the importance of impacting the community by giving back,” said Olivia Rush, Talent Acquisition Specialist.

One example of these efforts is Renew the Blue, a volunteer event hosted by Clean Lakes Alliance. Interns spend time working together to restore the watershed by removing invasive species, collecting seeds and more. And, they have the chance to bond with each other and experience a great team-building opportunity.

“Renew the Blue was a really cool opportunity because I personally grew up on a farm, and I love being outdoors and doing work outside,” said Jared Yanna, former intern and IT Specialist. “Working for a company that values volunteering really changes the entire culture of the company and makes it a place where you want to come to work.”

Since our partnership with Clean Lakes Alliance in 2014, 231 interns have volunteered more than 500 hours to help restore the landscape.

This year about 80 CUNA Mutual Group interns will have a lasting impact on our water systems in Madison, WI.

“Being able to take my volunteer experience back to Texas, to my college campus and hometown, was great,” said Carrington Johnson, former intern and Finance Leader. “After learning the culture here, the Madison community and making friends, I didn’t think twice when I was offered a full-time position.”

Learn more about our company culture and focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as a business.

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