Brooklyn is a Senior at Northern Illinois University who is majoring in Nonprofit and NGO Studies and minoring in English. She recently interned at Egyptian Theatre through the Internship Program for the Fall 2019 semester.
Here is what Brooklyn had to say about her recent internship experience:
Q: What projects are you working on as an intern?
Brooklyn: Recently, I was the Egyptian Theatre’s marketing and communications intern. Some of the projects I had been working on include emailing performers, interviewing people for our blog and social media, and creating social media posts based on some historical research on the Theatre.
Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the coolest part of your internship experience?
Brooklyn: One of the parts that I enjoyed most about interning at the Egyptian Theatre is the benefit of being able to experience many of the live performances as well as hear about some upcoming events that others may not know all the details of. Also, Brandon brings his dog in sometimes during office hours and I get to pet her!
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Brooklyn: Pursuing this internship opportunity has helped me to better see some of the tasks my future career in the nonprofit sector might contain. The Egyptian Theatre also helps me to gain experience so that I will be able to create a better future for myself. By getting this experience now, I will be able to better apply myself at a future career
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience.
Brooklyn: I am very grateful and fortunate to be able to have this opportunity thanks to the Roberts Family Foundation! Without the Foundation’s generous support, I would not have been granted this opportunity to get a head start on my future and give myself the experience I need to succeed.