Congratulations to Macy’s Member Malene Allen!
Malene Allen was accepted by the UFCW International to participate in the GOLD Internship program in Washington DC!
UFCW International developed the Gold Internship in response to the of the expressed interest many young members from across the country to become more active within their local and the labor movement. These are members, like Malene who believe in the power of sticking together and want to improve workplace conditions beyond their own store or plant. UFCW has created the GOLD internship program with these members in mind.
The GOLD internship program will provide Malene with the opportunity to learn and develop new talents. The GOLD internship program will be substantive – participants will be involved with critical UFCW projects. The experience will leave GOLD internship graduates with the necessary skills to become future union leaders and activists.
The internship is a 5-week program and only 40 participants were selected in this inaugural year.
We wish Malene good luck and can’t wait to hear about her experience!
Malene is from St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands. She received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Computer Animation and a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Effects. She has worked at Macy’s Department Store for over eight years in the Impulse department. Currently, she is working on an animation project for UFCW5 that will help inform UFCW Local 5 members about their rights at a union store. (See a few of Malene’s projects below) She is also continuing to develop her artistic talents with the goal of one day taking additional courses in Visual Development. In the future, she would like to own an animated films business featuring characters derived from her culture. Malene is also training for her first marathon which is inspired by her mother.