Isabel is a Political Science major at Northern Illinois University with a minor in Art. She serves as an intern with Safe Passage as part of the Internship Program.
Q: What project(s) are you working on as an intern?
Leslie: As a marketing intern, I work on projects related to promoting Safe Passage’s mission. Projects I have worked on include designing covers for social media posts and working on promotional materials for Safe Passage’s Love Over Violence event.
Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the best part of your internship experience?
Leslie: My favorite part is the people and the calm, welcoming environment. I am learning about the logistics involved in organizing events for the community, the knowledge of which will help me in all areas of life where I find myself organizing. I am also learning about how domestic violence centers serve survivors and the wide range of services they require.
Q: In your opinion, why should students pursue internship opportunities?
Leslie: Students should pursue internship opportunities because they are a stepping stone to a good job after graduating.
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience.
Leslie: Thank you to the Roberts Family Foundation for providing support for this internship.
The Internship Program is a collaboration between the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership, the Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies, and Career Services at Northern Illinois University, supported by the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation.