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 https://www.emergingprairie.com/leading/) has become a full-time paid internship, and I cannot wait to get started!