Students Intern at Center for Rural Development
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 [8:53 PM]
LWC students Cristin Duncan and Elizabeth Goode were
summer interns at
The Center for Rural Development. From left: Youth Programs
Hayes, Duncan, Goode and Forward in the Fifth Executive Director
SOMERSET, Ky. -- Two
Lindsey Wilson College students received on-the-job training and
practical work experience this summer in internships with The Center for Rural
Development in Somerset, Ky.
The interns worked side-by-side with
The Center's professional staff to build their skills and advance
LWC senior Elizabeth Goode of Somerset
was an intern for the second summer. In 2011, she returned to The
Center to continue work with Forward in the Fifth, an affiliate of
The Center, and The Center's summer youth leadership programs. She
worked under Forward in the Fifth Executive Director Jim Tackett
and Youth Programs Coordinator Lauren Hayes. Goode plans to become
"I have been able to experience the
world of education from a different perspective," Goode said. "By
working at The Center, I will be better prepared to be an effective
teacher, because I know how much work goes into educating students
and preparing them for the real world."
LWC senior Cristin Duncan of Russell
Springs, Ky., worked with The Center's Homeland Security Training
programs and portions of its summer youth leadership programs under
the guidance of Hayes and Director of Homeland Security Training
Programs Jessica Melton.
"I wanted to pursue an internship at
The Center because of the valuable experience I would gain from
working there," Duncan said. "I have developed my professional
skills by putting myself in a professional working atmosphere."
After LWC, Duncan plans to attend
graduate school and pursue a career as a physician's assistant.
Established in 1996, The Center for
Rural Development is a nonprofit organization fueled by a mission
to provide leadership that stimulates innovative and sustainable
economic development solutions and a better way of life in Southern
and Eastern Kentucky. In its 42-county primary service region, The
Center provides innovative programs in leadership, public safety,
technology, and arts and culture. The Center is committed to
constantly expanding its capabilities in order to deliver a range
of key services throughout Kentucky and the nation.