RFI Student Serviceship 2017

 

 


 

Serviceship Experience Results

McCook | THETA Camp

McCook | THETA Camp

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.” Continue reading
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West Point | Marketing Parks & Recreation

West Point | Marketing Parks & Recreation

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. Continue reading
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North Platte | Career Readiness & Workforce Retention

North Platte | Career Readiness & Workforce Retention

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. Continue reading
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York | Community Marketing & LB840

York | Community Marketing & LB840

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. Continue reading
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Newton County Indiana | Nonprofit Research & Development

Newton County Indiana | Nonprofit Research & Development

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. Continue reading
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Economic Impact

$78,950
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

NEWS RELEASE: RFI Student Serviceship Interns Start Their Rural Nebraska Experiences

NEWS RELEASE: 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....
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RFI Student Serviceship Interns Start in Rural Communities

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....
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2017 RFI Serviceship Interns