Intern Spotlight – Demontray Hodge

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Intern Spotlight – Demontray Hodge

Demontray is a Junior at Northern Illinois University who is majoring in Nonprofit and NGO Studies with a minor in Black Studies. He recently interned with Sycamore Education Foundation through the Internship Program for the Spring 2020 semester.

Here is what Demontray had to say about his internship experience:

Q: What projects have you been working on as an intern?

Demontray:  I’ve worked on a variety of projects, but I really liked going to an elementary school to help students get prepared for their daily book reading that their parents participate in.

Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the coolest part of your internship experience?

Demontray: The coolest thing about my internship is I get to interact with the people as if I am already part of the family. It’s really interesting to see inside the education system and how the teachers work to make sure their students have the best ability to learn in class.

Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?

Demontray: I believe students should pursue internship opportunities to grow as a person and to learn how things are done outside of the university. Sooner or later, we all will be taking full time job employment, so being able to take advantage of an experience like this is awesome.

Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience. 

Demontray: I would like to thank the Roberts Family Foundation for this opportunity. I think as college students, it can be hard sometimes to get an internship and get the experience you want to work in your future field. I love the fact that you help someone like me that wants to help others, too.

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