There are two types of positions within this opportunity: 1) RPN Rural Fellow or 2) NCF Hometown Intern.
1) Rural Fellows is a unique program hosted by Rural Prosperity Nebraska designed to connect college students to placement rural Nebraska communities to give hands-on working experience to students while promoting meaningful change for the communities that make Nebraska so strong.
To better prepare students and communities for the Rural Fellows program experience, all selected student and community fellows receive a three-week interactive and transformational inclusive leadership, team and community development training hosted by diversity and inclusion researcher and consultant, Dr. Helen Fagan, and her team. Additionally, all fellows receive individualized coaching by qualified coaches throughout the summer.
Students and communities are supported through this experience by guidance and a community visit from RPN staff, as well as numerous connections to experts across the NU system. Rural Fellows is partnered with a team of researchers who strive to conduct and develop research in a rural Nebraska community context to better guide how communities plan to grow and develop.
2) Hometown Interns is an interactive experience co-hosted with Nebraska Community Foundation where college students are connected with their hometown communities across rural Nebraska. Similar to the Fellows Program, the purpose of this internship is to give hands-on working experience and promoting meaningful change. The unique opportunity within this option is the ability to work to develop projects and lead change in the place you call home.
Both Rural Fellows and Hometown Interns commonly focus on creating impact in:
· Community, workforce and economic development
· Business development
· Early childhood education
· Community marketing and communications
· Mental health services
· Inclusive leadership development
· And more!