Kelsey Peterson is a senior at NIU with a major in Organizational/Corporate Communications and a minor in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE).
This semester, Kelsey participated in the DCNP-NGOLD Internship Program and was paired with the Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association. The following is what Kelsey had to say about her internship experience:
Q: What projects are you working on as an intern?
Kelsey: As an intern, I have been able to be a part of the Fundraising Team, Advertising and Marketing Team, and on a Job Position Creation Team.
Q: What is the best part of your internship?
Kelsey: I think it has been incredibly beneficial to apply the academic knowledge learned in the classroom and see how it is directly applied in real, hands-on settings. This internship has been a direct link form this collaboration in a safe, secure, and learning environment.
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Kelsey: I believe that internships are one of the most helpful experiences that a person can do while earning their degree. It lets them see first hand if the career path they are working towards is a good fit for them.
Q: Please share any additional comments you would like to share about your internship experience.
Kelsey: I could not thank the funders of this program enough. My experience with the DCNP-NGOLD Internship Program has been more influential than I can even adequately describe.