CAPAL Intern Spotlight Keerat Singh ’20


Keerat Singh is a rising sophomore at Georgetown University, pursuing a joint degree in Business and Global Affairs between the school of foreign service and the school of business, as well as minors in International Development and Spanish. This summer, she is interning for the CAPAL office as the Marketing & Communications intern.

What are your main responsibilities at your position? What are some of your big projects? 

This summer, I have been tasked with creating a timeless content calendar and marketing plan for CAPAL, beginning the initial execution of the plan, and creating marketing materials. I have also developed an outline and recommendations for CAPAL’s 2020 Impact Report, which will be vital in improving the report to better meet key objectives and satisfy key stakeholders. On a day-to-day basis, I have been fully managing the CAPAL social media, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, doing S&I data entry using SalesForce, transitioning materials to match CAPAL’s new branding, posting intern spotlights like this on the CAPAL blog, updating the CAPAL website, promoting & marketing CAPAL events, and creating graphics using Adobe Illustrator. 

How does this internship/scholarship fit with your professional and career goals?

I am very undecided and open to all types of jobs and opportunities, so this internship gives me insight into how a nonprofit functions and the day-to-day operations of the D.C. nonprofit sector. Simultaneously, as the marketing intern, I am gaining insight into how businesses market themselves and the intricacies involved in the sales side of any organization. I am interested in international business law, immigration law, and civil rights, so working for CAPAL has given me insight into a different sector.

What do you hope to achieve this summer as a part of CAPAL’s 2020 cohort?

I hope to gain new experiences and meet new people from all around the country. I also hope to know more about what I am looking for in future jobs and internships and hope to gain a better understanding of my own strengths and weaknesses as an individual.

What does public service mean to you?

Public service means giving back to your community in whatever ways you are able to. I believe that it comes in a huge variety of forms, from the medical field to the nonprofit sector, but that everyone’s lives can be greatly enriched if they strive to do some kind of public service in their future career. In the future, I see myself doing pro bono law work for immigrant families to honor the struggles that my parents and so many others have faced as immigrants to this country. I am also interested in human rights law on an international scale as a form of public service.

Did you pick up any new hobbies during quarantine, and if so, what are they?

I’ve become an avid gamer: but, rather than video games, I love playing games like Skribblio, Werewolf, and CodeNames with my friends over Zoom! I have also completed 2 Chloe Ting workout challenges and am looking to do more!

What do you consider to be the most interesting thing about you?

In my senior year of high school, I filmed a college decisions reactions video, posted it on YouTube (just for fun), and it unexpectedly went viral! It ended up with half a million views and was featured on Good Morning America!

If you could eat only one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Tomato soup from Panera!


Meet all of our CAPAL Scholars & Interns here.