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NICF Benefits from Summer Internships

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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This summer, the Northern Indiana Community Foundation (NICF) received funding from the Lilly Endowment to hire interns who were seeking to gain experience with the Starke, Fulton, and Miami County Community Foundations.

Rachel Lenig, who has been an NICF intern in Starke County since fall of 2014, will serve as the NICF Lead Intern. In her role as managing intern, she will provide assistance and guidance to the other three NICF interns, and she will also continue to work primarily in Starke County. Throughout the summer, she will assist the Starke County Community Foundation Director of Development with office tasks and planning events. Lenig is a senior nursing student at Valparaiso University.

Also serving in Starke County is Miranda Shepherd. Miranda was hired this summer exclusively for the non-profit organization Moving Starke County Forward (MSCF), with which the Starke County Community Foundation has partnered. Shepherd will help to coordinate events, such as the MSCF Walking Challenge, community walks, and 5Ks. She will also assist in managing the program’s social media accounts and communications. Shepherd is a junior at Indiana University South Bend, where she plans to study physical therapy.

Another of our interns, Jessica Monnot, is an NICF veteran intern. Monnot has been with the NICF in Miami County since fall of 2015. In her role as Communication/Office Intern, she will assist the Miami County Community Foundation Director of Development with planning events, such as the yearly Scholarship Reception, various office tasks, and meeting with members of the community. Monnot is a senior at Indiana University Kokomo, where she studies biology/pre-dentistry.

The fourth NICF intern, Megan Galbreath, is new to the NICF and is working in the Fulton County office. Galbreath is a sophomore student at Valparaiso University majoring in communication with a concentration in journalism. This summer, she will become familiar with community foundations as she meets and corresponds with board members, donors, and grantees. She will also assist the Fulton County Community Foundation Director of Development with office tasks, events, and communications.

“We are thankful to be able to hire this great group of interns,” said NICF Executive Director Jay Albright. “This program provides us with the opportunity to utilize the skills of these young, bright people, and also to teach them about philanthropy and what the NICF does for their communities.”

For more information about the NICF, visit our website at nicf.org or call the NICF toll free at 877-432-6423. To inquire about future paid internships, contact Jessica Martinovic, NICF Communications Specialist, at jessi@nicf.org.

Rachel Lenig (left) and Megan Galbreath (right)

Jessica Monnet (left) and Miranda Shepherd (right)

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