Opportunity Now

Opportunity Now Internship Comes to an End

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Hello, my name is Maha, and I am an Intern at Nashville Community Education. Sadly, my Internship is coming to an end. The past five weeks have been very informing and fun. I've had the experience to work in an office. I've learned a lot from my supervisors on how offices work. I had the chance to answer phones, send emails, and organize. This internship gave me an opportunity to consider office work in the future.

My supervisors were really fun and sweet. They always answered any question I had. I worked with Josh mostly and he was really patient and sweet. He taught me how to do invoices, send surveys, and answer phones. I also worked with Lakeithea on taking pictures and she was also very sweet and easy to work with. I also worked with Imelda on the schedule for new classes and she explained everything I had to do very well. I rarely worked with Imelda but, when I did I enjoyed it. Mary Beth was also very friendly and always in a good mood. I had an amazing experience working with all of them.

I took a class about two weeks ago with Shukri and, it was a lot of fun. We learned about sun printing and how it works. I learned new things in that class. Overall, my time here was amazing and I hope to come by again in the future.


Hi, my name is  Shukri and I am the social media and communication intern for Nashville Community Education. My internship has come to an end and I'm truly going to miss working here. I've had the chance to do social media posts, post classes on event sites, blog posts,  interviews, and help Lakeithea with other things.

 My supervisors were fun and nice people to work with. They were always polite and asked us if we needed anything or if we were doing fine. I mostly worked with Lakeithea and she was amazing. She taught many skills that I can really use in the future. She even told me about her personal fashion business because I am looking to go into the fashion industry as one of my career choices. I helped Josh like once or twice, and I enjoyed it. I haven't worked with Imelda, but we had conversations and she's a sweet person. Mary Beth would give us assignments now and then, and would always ask it in the politest way possible. I enjoyed working with everyone in this office and I think anyone who does this position for Opportunity NOW will not regret it.

 I had the chance to take Cyanotype Sun Printing with Maha and it was great. David was a great and fun teacher. He really knows how to teach what he does and taught us more about sun printing. Overall, my five weeks here have been amazing and I don't regret applying for this position.

Cyanotype Sun Printing with Shukri and Maha 

Cyanotype Sun Printing

Today we took the Cyanotype Sun Printing class. It was a relaxing vibe. We got to get creative with sun printing artwork. We went for a nature theme when we were working on our artwork. We enjoyed our time with David and he was a fun person to be around. Our experience with this class was great and we recommend this class to anyone who enjoys art.

Overall, it was a nice experience and we would both love to take this class again.

3 Questions about their experience:

1.     What nature items did you use to design your sun printing?

We used some flowers, leaves and construction paper. We chose our own designs and formatted it the way we wanted to be depending on the look we were looking for.

2.     What was your favorite part of the class and the process?

Our favorite part of this class was being able to get creative with simple objects and creating our own looks.

3.     What part of the class did you find the most relaxing?

The most relaxing part of this class was the Cyanotype Sun Printing.

Take a look at our experience and process.

Shukri & Maha

Welcome NCE Opportunity Now Summer Interns


I’m Shukri Jama, one of the new NCE intern from the Opportunity Now Program. I currently attend East Nashville Magnet High School as a rising senior. I heard of the opportunity now from a friend and wanted to do medical or office work. I thought about how I would want my summer to be fun and go on vacations but I realized what a great opportunity it would be. I want to be prepared for college and my future career. The main thing I want to get out of this experience is being more social and interactive with others. I feel like the social media and communication internship will help me very well with that.

 My first day at this internship didn’t start as expected. I got lost and couldn’t find the entrance. Eventually, I called Mary Beth and she led me inside. It wasn’t bad, I actually enjoyed it. The people here are really nice and it’s a small office. It’s quiet and peaceful and a great thinking environment. Mary Beth introduced me to Josh, Lakeithea, and Imelda. With the looks of it, I’m sure I’ll enjoy this internship. Lakeithea told me what I’ll be working on as a social media communication intern and it sounds great. I hope to enjoy it and get a great experience out of it.

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Hi! I am Maha Oskar, one of the most recent NCE Intern with the Opportunity Now Program. I currently attend East Nashville Magnet High School and I am a rising senior. With this program, I wish to improve on professional and communication skills. I hope to gain more knowledge of office work. I really enjoyed training week with my employment coach, Mrs. Patton. I met many new people who were friendly and supportive.

On my first day at work, I was expecting to see a lot of Interns and office desks separated all over the room. I was also expecting it to be a strict workspace. I first met Mrs. Harding, she greeted me and my co-worker with a big smile and was very friendly. I then met Josh and Lakeithea and they were also very friendly and kind. The office was quite small and simple which was not what I expected. I then was shown my desk and where I would be most of the time. Mrs. Harding then explained all the rules and requirements throughout the program. We then got a tour around the school and all the classrooms where some classes will be held. Everyone was really kind and patient.

My first day overall was calm and easy. Everyone was nicer than expected. The working environment was wonderful. I believe I will have a great six weeks working with NCE.