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Hometown internship

The 2024 KCFF Hometown Intern has been selected. Caleb Most, a first-year student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he studies agricultural education will step into the position as soon as classes end. He brings with him an impressive academic resume and a strong connection to his community through extracurricular activities. Most, quite impressively, received national recognition as the 2023 National FFA Organization Extemporaneous Public Speaking Winner. He was also the recipient of the KCFF 2023 Cliff and Ruth Hermance Scholarship. In addition, Most’s roots reach deeply into Keith County, as a fifth generation Keith Countian.

The Hometown Intern Program is facilitated in partnership with Nebraska Community Foundation. In 2023, NCF hometown interns represented fifteen Nebraska communities. Many interns reported positive experiences. A compelling desire to follow the success of the projects and continue with the program explains why some choose to return after one year. KCFF’s past interns include Rachel Orth and Miah Hoppens. Orth has continued to work with NCF since her year as a KCFF intern and has even helped with the intern program.

KCFF is excited that Ogallala will be the host city for the first NCF HTI peer learning sessions planned this summer in May. When Hoppens was an intern, she had hoped to invite her fellow interns to Keith County, believing that they would fall in love with what she loved. Hosting the peer sessions will provide an opportunity for the interns to see first-hand what Miah recognized, the beauty of the geography and more importantly the beauty of the people.

Caleb Most, 2024 KCFF Hometown Intern

Hometown Intern

The purpose of internships is for the intern to gain valuable work experience. Interns will have the opportunity to explore a prospective career path, develop and refine skills, network with professionals in a particular field, gain confidence, learn, teach, and bring fresh perspective and knowledge to the employer or organization.

The purpose of the KCFF internship matches the mission of Nebraska Community Foundation, which is to unleash abundant local assets, inspire charitable giving, and connect ambitious people to building stronger communities and a Greater Nebraska.

This internship is designed to share the principles and values of Asset-Based Community Development at work
n Greater Nebraska. ABCD focuses on the strengths a community already possesses to deliver solutions for the challenges it has.

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Miah Hoppens and Rachel Orth, former KCFF Hometown Interns

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Meet the 2023 Hometown interns

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