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This post is part of the 2018 CHEF Intern Series.
My name is Ryan Fuller. I am originally from Morristown, Tennessee but I now live in Johnson City, Tennessee. I am currently a senior at ETSU and will graduate in the fall with a bachelor’s degree in marketing management. My experience has always been good in the Appalachian region. However, I’ve been in this area my whole life so it is really all I’ve ever known.

My CHEF internship was with Fahe Member Kingsport Housing and Redevelopment Authority (KHRA). The CHEF tour that started at Fahe’s Berea office was a very good way to start off the internship. Getting to know the other interns and associated organizations was very inspiration. In addition, it was interesting to be able to directly see how far Fahe reaches. My favorite part of the tour was getting to see the Child Development Center of the Eastern Scholar House. I was very impressed with the work being done by Fahe Members in the region. The whole CHEF gathering tour gave me a fresh perspective on the non-profit world.

Fahe's CHEF (Community Housing & Economic Fellowship) Interns participate in a 12-week summer program designed to provide internship opportunities for emerging professionals within the Appalachian region. With support from Rural LISC, Fahe's CHEF Program connects Appalachian students to internships within Fahe's nonprofit Member Network, creating opportunities to develop and retain leaders who will shape our region’s future. Rural LISC

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