National Consumers League

An Intern's Insight: Introducing Tara Moore


Tara Moore is one of NCL\'s Summer 2008 interns.By: Tara Moore, Communications Intern

Tara is interning this summer at NCL’s Communications Department. This fall, she will begin her junior year as a Magazine Journalism and Political Science major at Temple University’s School of Communications and Theater in Philadelphia, Pa.

Two months ago I received an acceptance letter from the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University with The Fund for American Studies for this summer. I was very pleased to learn that through this prestigious program, I’d be interning either on Capitol Hill for the summer or at an advocacy group somewhere in the DC area as well as taking two Georgetown courses: Ethical Perspectives in the Media, and Economics in Public Policy.

At the beginning of May, I received even more great news about the National Consumers League’s interest in my resume as a possible intern for this summer. After a pleasant phone interview with the Communications Department, I started to think about how this position would benefit me and now that I’m here, I cannot think of anything that I won’t gain from this experience!

I mean truly we all need some knowledge on how to be a savvy consumer.

NCL has a clear mission, to protect and promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the U.S. and abroad, that can easily be seen in the consumer education projects the League is constantly working on: its work on Mortgage education, teen financial and consumer literacy, and even information about traveling sales jobs. This summer I’ll be working with the Communications Department, helping out with their efforts to spread the word about all the activities NCL is involved in, so you’ll be hearing more from me later!