Diana was an intern at Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois as part of the Internship Program this past spring semester. Diana is a Political Science major with an emphasis in Public Law and minors in Spanish and Latino & Latin American Studies.
Q: What project(s) did you work on as an intern?
Diana: Some of the projects I was working on during my internship were social media scheduling and other tasks that consist of creating Facebook events and more. Another project I worked on is a funding source study. The third project I worked on involved Girl Scout Cookies. I got the opportunity to help with cookie sales and also learn brief sale strategies.
Q: What was the biggest benefit and/or the best part of your internship experience?
Diana: The best part was learning about the recruitment process…it’s not like how I imagined it to be.
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Diana: Internships offer you the opportunity to get experience and network yourself with others. Also, the internship has connected with what I am learning in the classroom because it has taught me hands-on about networking and time management.
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience.
Diana: Thank you to the Roberts Family Foundation for their generous support, this will help me pay to further my studies.
The Internship Program is a collaboration between the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, the Center for Nonprofit Studies, and Career Services at Northern Illinois University, supported by the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation.