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Paulina participated in the Internship Program at Tails Humane Society during the summer of 2017. During college, she was a Nonprofit & NGO Studies major. She has since graduated from NIU and now works in the healthcare field.

Q: What was the biggest benefit and/or the best part of your internship experience?

Paulina: The biggest benefit was understanding the ins and outs of how a nonprofit is run and being part of the change. It was also great to have dogs and cats as co-workers.

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

Paulina: An internship is a great opportunity to gain experience in a field you are interested in pursuing. It also doesn’t hurt to have real experiences added in your resume. Whether you want to continue with the work you did in your internship or venture off into something new once you graduate, any type of internship is never put to waste.

Q: What are you up to now?

Paulina: I work for a company called Hollister, Inc. Specifically, I work with home health and acute nurses in the Northeast states and make sure they have all the education and resources they need for their ostomy patients to be successful once they are discharged.

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

Paulina: Thank you, Roberts Family Foundation. Thank you so much for your generosity that allowed me to pursue my passion!

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.

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