LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – This summer time’s group of Nebraska Neighborhood Basis Hometown Interns is the biggest but, with 23 college students serving in paid internships in 16 communities.
College of Nebraska-Lincoln scholar Paige Kniep didn’t know she wished to return residence till finishing her Nebraska Neighborhood Basis (NCF) Hometown Internship in 2021—now she plans to construct a life in Deshler.
Kniep, who served as Deshler Neighborhood Fund’s Hometown Intern in 2021, mentioned the expertise was amongst many elements that impressed her to make the selection to return to Thayer County after school and begin a enterprise in her hometown. Her intern coordinator and the neighborhood made certain she knew she would all the time be welcome.
“I really feel like this internship final summer time actually assured me that Deshler was the place I wished to finish up,” Kniep mentioned. “Having that one particular person in your hometown that basically encourages you makes a giant distinction. It actually confirmed me that path was potential.”
Kniep is one in all six school college students returning to this system this 12 months. The scholars are serving in Bennet, Diller, Wayne, Keith County, Cuming County, Hebron, Deshler, Columbus, McCook, Crofton, Norfolk, Butler County, Crimson Cloud, Chester, Howells and Nemaha County. Interns will forge new connections and strengthen current bonds as they work on community-building tasks.
“At Nebraska Neighborhood Basis, we imagine the neighborhood financial improvement precedence needs to be folks attraction and constructing welcoming hometowns folks select to dwell and work in,” mentioned Jeff Yost, NCF’s CEO and president. “We should always focus numerous consideration on those that are already in neighborhood with us, together with these seeking to be a part of us. Hometown Internships are a robust device to assist us deepen connections with the following era of neighborhood leaders. By this expertise, interns are starting to comprehend their hometowns have loads to supply.”
Hometown Interns work with native NCF affiliated funds on quite a lot of tasks tailor-made to their neighborhood and the pursuits and skillsets of the interns. Whereas the particular duties and tasks will range from one Hometown Internship to a different, NCF will present quite a few alternatives for interns to attach all through the summer time to provide them house to be taught from one another, share concepts and foster appreciation for his or her hometowns whereas contributing to neighborhood improvement efforts on the native and statewide degree.
Hometown Intern program companions embody College of Nebraska Extension; Nebraska Honors; the College of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Agricultural Management, Schooling & Communication program; and the Middle for Civic Engagement.
The 2022 NCF Hometown Interns are (asterisks point out a returning intern):
Rachel Orth, Hometown Intern Coordinator*Orth will supply assist and recommendation to interns, set up peer studying periods, meet one-on-one with interns, doc their work for publication and way more.
Dakota Cherney, NCF/NCF Advertising Division*Cherney, in his third 12 months as an intern, will work with NCF’s Advertising Division on quite a lot of tasks.
Maggie Buettner, Bennet Neighborhood FundBuettner will assist develop the Fund’s social media presence, develop an interactive web site and help with the neighborhood’s Christmas within the Park competition.
Hayley Denner, Diller Neighborhood Basis Fund*Denner, a returning intern, will mentor and work alongside fellow interns Jadyn Schultis and Skylar Pretzer.
Averi Devish, Columbus Space Future FundDevish’s internship will work in a partnership with Columbus Space United Method and Columbus Space Future Fund.
Emmie Dvorak, Cuming County Neighborhood FundDvorak will go to with teams, companies and people to map belongings and uncover the neighborhood’s desires.
Emily Eilers, Wayne Space Legacy FundEilers’ duties will embody boosting social media advertising and marketing, growing a publication and occasion planning.
Jillian Grovijohn, Howells Neighborhood FundGrovijohn will replace the alumni mailing checklist, coordinate summer time youth actions, promote occasions and handle the Fund’s web site and social media.
Chloe Hintz, Hebron Neighborhood FundHintz will work on advertising and marketing tasks, surveys, asset mapping and occasion planning for a countywide Massive Give fundraiser.
Miah Hoppens, Keith County Basis FundHoppens will proceed the Fund’s asset mapping for newcomers and residents round Lake McConaughy.
Sarah Kleinschmit, Crofton Neighborhood Basis FundKleinschmit will work on neighborhood asset mapping and supporting the continuing pool fundraising effort.
Paige Kniep, Deshler Neighborhood Fund*Kniep will create a enterprise listing, help with neighborhood occasions and create a brochure celebrating the Fund’s 10 years of success.
Maci Witte, Crimson Cloud Neighborhood FundWitte will intern at The Valley Youngster Improvement Middle.
Alexander Lyons, Butler County Space Basis FundLyons will play a task in serving to Bone Creek Museum of Agrarian Artwork achieve historic standing for its new constructing, in addition to work on asset mapping.
Stephanie Meyer, Basis for Thayer County Well being Companies FundMeyer will work with medical professionals in her space of examine to realize expertise, in addition to gaining data of different professions inside a rural healthcare facility.
Ean Miller, Nemaha County Future FundMiller will work on neighborhood outreach and constructing consciousness of Nemaha County Future Fund, alongside different duties.
Skylar Pretzer, Diller Neighborhood Basis FundPretzer, together with Denner and Schultis, will assist construct the Fund’s youth philanthropy efforts and replace the Fund’s web site and social media.
Chasity Samaniego, McCook Neighborhood Basis FundSamaniego will help in increasing the Heritage Sq. Strolling Tour and work with native tourism professionals on a brand new storytelling program.
Jadyn Schultis, Diller Neighborhood Basis FundSchultis, together with Denner and Pretzer, will assist construct the Fund’s youth philanthropy efforts and replace the Fund’s web site and social media.
Miranda Shreves, Nemaha County Future Fund*Shreves will work with Miller on neighborhood outreach and constructing consciousness of Nemaha County Future Fund, alongside different duties.
Luke Swanson, Crimson Cloud Neighborhood FundSwanson will work on Heritage Tourism tasks, neighborhood surveys, social media and extra.
Austin Truex, Norfolk Space Neighborhood Basis Fund*Truex will construct a database of 2022 highschool graduates and develop a communications stream to maintain them up to date whereas they’re away from the realm.
Logan Wiedel, Hebron Neighborhood FundWiedel will work on advertising and marketing tasks, surveys, asset mapping and occasion planning for a countywide Massive Give fundraiser.
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