Bianca is a Senior Nonprofit and NGO Studies Major. This fall, she is participating in the Internship Program and was paired with Ellwood House Museum. Here is what Bianca had to say about her internship experience so far:
Q: What projects are you working on as an intern?
Bianca: I am the Tours and Events Intern at the Ellwood House Museum! I will be giving one-hour guided tours of the Ellwood Family Mansion & Grounds. Along with this responsibility, I will be learning about nonprofit operations, visitor and donor relations, and to plan, prepare, and execute large-scale events. I am so excited for this new challenge.
Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the coolest part of your internship experience?
Bianca: The biggest benefit of my internship is working closely with the nonprofit executive staff and board members to operate and sustain an organization and its mission. The coolest part is learning about DeKalb history and the impact this family made to the area. Oh, and a beautiful mansion and grounds to explore and learn!
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Bianca: Internships provide real-life experiences and challenges you wouldn’t find in a classroom. In this space, you learn to apply concepts and information to real issues and obstacles. Also, the organization benefits from your time spent and it’s a win-win for both parties.
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about our internship experience.
Bianca: To the Roberts Family Foundation, THANK YOU! Your support for our community is invaluable. The connections you are creating helps the individual, the organization, and the community as a whole. Thank you!