Emma is interning with the DeKalb County History Center during the Summer of 2021. Emma is a double major in Political Science and Nonprofit & NGO Studies at NIU.
Q: What project(s) you are working on as an intern?
Emma: As the Marketing and Outreach Intern, I have been working on improving their social media and awareness of the History Center. One project I have worked on is creating a media bracket game, in which historical artifacts ‘compete’ for the public’s vote. This is to generate attention to an upcoming exhibit. Additionally, I design daily social media posts.
Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the best part of your internship experience?
Emma: The best part of my internship is learning how everyone in a nonprofit contributes to different sections of an organization. Everything is a team effort.
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Emma: It has allowed to me to work toward understanding what future career would be enjoyable to me. It has also allowed me to see the importance of the content we are taught in class and how it works in a real-life situation.
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience.
Emma: Thank you to the Roberts Family Foundation for supporting the Internship Program. I really appreciate that these internships are paid in order to allow students to equally pursue future careers.
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.