Meet our Intern – Nicole Johnson
Currently we have a wonderful young women named Nicole interning for NeW, and we'd like you to get to know her better!
How did you hear about NeW?
I was milling around the exhibit room at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) this year and saw the NeW booth. I was drawn in by the focus on the involvement of conservative women in college and it intrigued me because I had not heard of any conservative women’s groups on college campuses. I was talking with two volunteers at the booth and as they were telling me about NeW, I found out that Karin Agness first started the organization at the University of Virginia, where I will be attending college the next four years. All of the sudden Karin walked up, I introduced myself, and we exchanged emails.
Why were you first interested in interning for NeW?
I absolutely love politics. So, for my high school senior project, I thought it would be fun and interesting to intern with a conservative political organization where I could possibly utilize my political writing skills. So, I contacted Karin and she and Sarah set me up with a lot of interesting, fun tasks.
What do you hope to gain from your internship?
I really want to help get the conservative women’s message out. I want to form a strong allegiance with NeW and help it prosper in the future. I also want to further my knowledge on conservative political issues, improve my blogging skills, and learn how to work for a grassroots organization.
Why do you think NeW is important?
I really think NeW is important for conservative women, like myself. We go though school learning about the hardships of being a woman, studying about the ERA and the feminist movement, talking about women’s rights, but it all is from a liberal perspective. In school, girls are primarily getting one side of the story. The literature we are given to read is limited to a liberal perspective. I think NeW is important because it helps young, conservative women find literature on the issues in order to support their thoughts and ideas. It also provides an environment for college students to discuss important women’s issues and conservative principles in general.