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Meet Future Leader Intern Erin Cronin!
School: Northern Illinois University
Topic of Study: Master of Public Administration – Nonprofit Management
Internship Site: Egyptian Theatre
Q: What project(s) are you working on as an intern?
A: My two biggest projects are: Management of Egyptian Theatre’s 94th Birthday Club fundraiser and recording history of the Theatre through researching newspaper archives.
Q: What have you learned in your internship so far?
A: I have learned a lot about the management and organization of events. Planning for events like Give DeKalb County and Pride Fest don’t happen over night, so it has been incredibly interesting to see how the process has unfolded and come to life.
Q: What is your favorite part about the internship?
A: My favorite part about my internship is the great staff I get to work with every day. The Egyptian Theatre team makes everyone feel so welcome and a part of the team.
Q: What is the biggest benefit and/or the best part of your internship experience?
A: The main benefit of this internship, and internships in general, has been real life experiences. With Pride Fest, I was in charge of the lay out of the event, leading to quick adjustments when someone didn’t show up or spacing was off. Having the experience of organizing this size of an event is something I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere else.
Q: Please share any additional comments you have about your internship experience.
A: Thank you to the funders of this grant! Because of your generosity, students like me are able to pursue invaluable life experiences and learn life long lessons.
Future Leaders Internship (FLI) Grants provide matching funds for nonprofit and governmental DCNP members to support paid internships. Eligible organizations can apply for up to $500 (matched dollar-for-dollar) on a rolling basis. Learn more and apply >