Meet the Interns!

The Kiwanis Club of Toronto would like to extend our gratitude to all of our incredible interns for their dedication, hard work, and valuable contributions. 


Read more about our past interns’ experiences, projects and advice they would give future Interns! 


We are grateful for your significant impact on our organization, and we hope your testimonials inspire the community and future interns of the Kiwanis Club of Toronto. 


Thank you for your invaluable efforts, and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Hello! I'm Michelle and I'm an engineering student at the University of Toronto with a passion for volunteering, specifically children's causes.

My journey with Kiwanis began when I led 55 members in my high school's Key Club to fundraise for charities like UNICEF, Doctor's Without Borders, and more. I love to dedicate time outside of studies and work to give back to the community through hands-on work.

My most valuable lesson was time management and learning how to view projects from a variety of perspectives. Rebranding the online image of an organization through social media strategies and market research was a big learning challenge as well!

My advice to future interns is to ask questions and don't be afraid to try something new!

Michelle Lai
Digital Strategy Intern
Hi! I'm Deanna and I am a MSc student working towards innovative research in materials chemistry. My passion is in volunteerism and community engagement, in addition to being a changemaker in STEM and DEI.

I can be found doing a variety of media management for organizations and individuals when not out hiking and bird watching.

The most valuable lessons she learned was how to excel in fast-paced online environments, how to skillfully orchestrate large-scale events and meetings, and conducting research tailored to benefit stakeholders and prospective members.

Advice I'd give future interns is to be yourself, and bring everything that you have to the table - BUT be prepared to learn and take advantage of the opportunities offered to you!

Hello everyone! Cherry was our Digital Strategy Intern from September 2021 - July 2021.

Cherry successfully spearheaded the launch of our new website, encompassing the development of a user-friendly and visually appealing interface, that not only showcased our mission and values but also facilitated seamless interaction with our audience.

She also created a diverse range of materials, such as eye-catching banners that served as visual centerpieces, enticing event invitations that captured the essence of our occasions, and a comprehensive array of promotional materials to resonate with our target audience.

Her dedication and creativity in providing digital strategies greatly bolstered our charity's presence and we are confident that the exceptional skills she showcased here will undoubtedly shine in her new role at Scotiabank.

We wish Cherry continued success and prosperity in her exciting journey ahead!
Cherry Lai
Digital Strategy Intern
Hello to everyone! My name is Helena and I'm a student at UWaterloo in the Computer Science program. When I'm not in school, I'm also an active member of my community! I am also passionate about connecting and supporting others, though volunteering with a variety of organizations and programs, such as serving as a former Key Club President and working at Kiwanis Toronto. I also enjoy reading and hiking in my free time too!

The most valuable lesson I learned was the importance of perseverance, forming valuable connections with others, while expressing my creativity! All while, appreciating the impact I can make on others.

Advice I'd give future interns is make sure to keep open communication with members and your team!
There's a lot of back and forth that goes on for community clubs like this, and it's also a great way to meet other people and share experiences!
Greetings everyone! My name is Abby and I'm a BFA Film Studies graduate from TMU with a passion for photography and video editing. I've participated in a Newcomer Youth Program which started my interest in volunteering.

One of the valuable lessons I've learned during my internship is that supporting local charities helps them provide more accessible programming to children and youth in need.

My advice to the future interns is to enjoy your time at the Kiwanis Club of Toronto because you will gain multiple skills to improve on your craft and develop as a person. You will also learn more about the Club and some of the existing charities in Toronto including how they impact the community they serve.

Click on Abby's photo below to check out her support with the Kiwanis Superpowers video!