Former Economic Development Intern at Rural Futures Institute
almost 3 years ago
Rural communities around the state apply for community development grants from the Rural Futures Institute. If selected, the community is awarded an intern that will live in the community while completing the projects designated by the community in the grant. Therefore, each intern will likely work on vastly different projects, all to help build a sustainable, desirable community to live in. My projects were focused on education and college-access for rural students (since this was an area of expertise for me) and recruitment and retention of community member to go to college and bring their education back to their community.
For me, a day in the life would consist of working in the office 9-5, working independently on my projects, and spending part of the day out in the community getting to know community members and their needs.