Kerie Beadleston is a senior at Northern Illinois University who is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Nonprofit and NGO Studies. She is currently an intern at We Care Pregnancy Clinic for Summer 2019.
Here is what Kerie had to say about her internship experience so far:
Q: What projects are you working on as an intern?
Kerie: I am working on a marketing refresh, redesigning advertisements, sorting through and cataloging old materials from previous years, attending organization partner events, taking photos, and other duties that come up.
Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the coolest part of your internship experience?
Kerie: I get to do a lot of small things that contribute to the bigger picture of the organization, and my internship site director is very flexible and appreciative!
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Kerie: Internships give students a better idea of what working “in the real world” is like. We learn the everyday rewards and stressors of working for an organization/company. They give students a clearer picture of what we do and don’t like about doing a certain job, and that helps us to find the right position without wasting time. Some internships even provide course credit, which can help students graduate sooner!
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience.
Kerie: Thank you so much to the Roberts Family Foundation! Being able to earn life experience, course credit, and a stipend is a rarity for internships. This being my first, I feel very lucky for having been assigned a patient and generous organization, which couldn’t have happened without them.