Intern Spotlight – Kerie BeadlestonJuly 3, 2019
Fall 2019 Breakfast SeriesAugust 23, 2019
Alexandra is a senior at Northern Illinois University who is majoring in Communications with a minor in Nonprofit and NGO Studies. She was recently an intern at RAMP for the Summer 2019 semester.
Here is what Alexandra had to say about her internship experience so far:
Q: What projects are you working on as an intern?
Alexandra: I am a developmental intern. Thus far, I have been completing a research project. I am researching why Illinois is ranked 44th is supportive services provided to those with developmental disabilities. Additionally, I will complete a series of videos for RAMP’s service called Project Search.
Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the coolest part of your internship experience?
Alexandra: I have thoroughly enjoyed my internship because of the benefits RAMP provides the community. They help individuals with disabilities live independent lives. There isn’t any work more important than this.
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Alexandra: An internship provides students with hands-on experiences that they simply won’t find in a classroom. It allows you to get in touch with the community in a way that helps you and them.
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience.
Alexandra: I am incredibly in debt to the Roberts Family Foundation. Without their help, I would not have worked with RAMP or the DeKalb community. This work is incredibly fulfilling and I am grateful for it.