Letter from a Volunteer: United Way Super Intern Ticked All The Boxes


Last updated 9/11/2017 at 7:33pm

Sometimes, when you roll the dice, both parties win.

That was the case at the United Way of Transylvania County’s offices this summer as Brevard native Elijah Mullenax, a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, stepped up and became that organization’s super intern.

As is usually the case when an organization looks for an intern, it’s a bit like the blind leading the blind. Mullenax wanted a summer job, and the folks at United Way needed an extra pair of hands. Neither knew anything about each other.

The 20-year-old turned to a program called Back-packs to Briefcases for help finding su...

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