RFI Student Serviceship 2017




Serviceship Experience Results

York | Community Marketing & LB840

August 17, 2017
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students Shelby Riggs and Emily Coffey spent their summer partnering with York County Development Corporation and the York Chamber of Commerce to complete various community marketing projects, as well as conduct research regarding the feasibility of implementing LB840 in the York community.
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North Platte | Career Readiness & Workforce Retention

August 17, 2017
University of Nebraska-Lincoln students Sydni Lienemann and Trey Mogensen were based in North Platte this summer. Their project was designed to result in a career readiness and workforce retention plan for the city’s current and upcoming workforce.
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West Point | Marketing Parks & Recreation

August 17, 2017
UNL student Amber Ross and UNL grad Madeleine Schwinghammer spent their summer working with the Parks and Recreation Department in West Point, Nebraska. Their main roles entailed conducting research to determine the gaps and needs for West Point parks, as well as marketing the plans they helped develop to the community.
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McCook | THETA Camp

August 17, 2017
University of Nebraska at Kearney exercise science majors Tyan Boyer and Collin Fleecs spent their summer running THETA Camp––which stands for “Teaching Health, Exercise, Technology and Aquaponics.”
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Newton County Indiana | Nonprofit Research & Development

August 16, 2017
Riley Hickman and Courtney Feagans participated in pilot program that set their 2017 Serviceship experience apart from the rest. Based in Newton County, Indiana the team was funded by the Jasper Foundation, and travelled to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus to participate in Rural Futures Serviceship training.
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Economic Impact

Average value of one community serviceship
project is estimated at $15,790*
*Based on graduate assistant work

Volunteer Hours

369 hours = estimated value of $8,694
Based on $23.56 average volunteer hour value by Corporation for National & Community Service

10 interns from rural or urban backgrounds
in four states (MN, IN, SD, NE)

Expanded Partnerships

31 organizations partnered with RFI
to host interns in their communities


News Releases

RFI Student Serviceship Interns Start Their Rural Nebraska Experiences

June 6, 2017
For eight University of Nebraska (NU) students, this week marks the start of their “rural immersion” into four Nebraska communities. McCook, Neb., North Platte, Neb., West Point, Neb., and York, Neb., are hosting pairs of University of Nebraska at Kearney …
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RFI Student Serviceship Interns Start in Rural Communities

June 5, 2017
And they’re off! Today 10 trained RFI Student Serviceship interns are starting their nine-week experiences in rural Nebraska and Indiana communities. 2017 RFI Student Serviceship Host Communities McCook, Neb. North Platte, Neb. West Point, Neb. York, Neb. Newton County, Ind. …
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