The Intern

Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Katie Beedy

Last year, Robert DeNiro played Anne Hathaway’s intern in a film aptly titled The Intern. I never saw the movie, but it does serve as the perfect segue into some exciting news:

I have been offered my first internship, and will be spending my summer writing for Emerging Prairie!

Emerging Prairie is a nonprofit located in Fargo, dedicated to connecting entrepreneurs with the community and celebrating local business and tech startups. They host popular events like 1 Million Cups and TEDxFargo and run the Prairie Den, a coworking space for freelancers, artists, and innovators. My job this summer will be writing stories about our community’s buzzing entrepreneurial ecosystem, which will be published on Emerging Prairie’s website. I will be working under Marisa Jackels, the organization’s lead content writer (and a Cobber alumnus!)

In many ways, I have Concordia to thank for this opportunity. First, I would not be the writer I am today if it were not for my professors here.  I also may not have even heard of the internship if it had not been for Concordia. It was first announced at the 1 Million Cups internship fair a few weeks ago, which I only attended because I kept receiving C-News updates about it. I also got connected with Emerging Prairie for the first time last November after Scott Brusven, the organization’s Director of Partnerships and Events, saw my writing in the Concordian and the COBBlog. When Marisa could not attend a meeting, Scott called me and asked me to cover it. That one story (which you can find at has become a full-time paid internship, and I cannot wait to get started!

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Katie Beedy

Communication Studies

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Hi there! My name is Katie Beedy and I am a communication studies and multimedia journalism double major, class of 2018. I am also considering a minor in women’s and gender studies. I have lived here in lovely Moorhead, Minnesota for my entire life. After years of telling myself that I needed to break free and go to school far away, I finally gave in to the voice in my head telling me that Concordia was where I needed to be (and my goodness, am I glad I did). I don’t think any other school could better suit my combined passions for music, theatre, people, literature, food, social justice, adventures, and corn-related puns.

I love words and I love Concordia. I hope to use these loves to share my Cobber experience with you all.