Meet our Intern – Catie Verano
We have a great young woman interning for NeW this summer, and we’d like you to get to know her better!
How did you hear about NeW?
I learned about NeW through the career services department at my school, Hillsdale College. It sounded like an interesting and unique organization, so I researched a bit more on NeW's website by reading their mission, a few blog posts, and learning about their hosted events. Afterwards, I got in touch with Sarah in hopes of interning with NeW this summer!
Why were you first interested in interning for NeW?
I was initially drawn to the fact that it was a conservative organization geared toward women, and since taking a seminar last semester called Modern Liberalism and its Critics, I was more inspired than ever to contribute to the conservative movement. I was also attracted to the blog-writing and the event-planning portion of the internship. I love sharing and contributing thoughts and ideas, which made me very interested in becoming an intern for NeW.
What do you hope to gain from your internship?
I hope to learn even more about NeW and contribute as much as I can to their mission. I also hope to improve my writing skills through blogs and gain a better understanding of what goes into creating successful events. I would like to build relationships with other conservative women and continue to share our thoughts and opinions on politics relating to women.
Why do you think NeW is important?
There are so many think tanks and political organizations in the greater DC area, but NeW is so important because of its emphasis on women. High schools and universities teach young women throughout their education that a feminist is one who rejects femininity and gender roles, and because women have been oppressed in the past, they deserve special government treatment. NeW's view of feminism, like mine, is that women have the ability to independently support themselves and achieve success, without government aid. By providing literature and opportunities for women to collectively broadcast conservative views, NeW counters the popular belief that intellectual, modern women are necessarily liberal.