Name: Ean Miller
Hometown: Auburn, NE
Affiliated Fund: Nemaha County Future Fund
School: Peru State College, NE
What projects are you working on this summer with your affiliated fund?
Creating written blog posts as well as creating a library of visual content (videos and photos) for use in future posts and materials.
Why did you want to take this opportunity to participate in this internship?
I felt that being a marketing major with a desire to grow my roots deeper in the community that I now call home, the opportunity to be a hometown intern offered the perfect experience to do just that.
How would you describe the experience so far?
So far, the experience being an intern has been one filled with growth—not only as a person, but as a professional, a member of the community, and socially as I meet the other interns and people from around my area.
What do you appreciate most about your community?
I appreciate the extent to which people are willing to support and help you out—coming from urban California, you are pretty much on your own in any endeavor—but the community of Nemaha County (and generally Nebraska as a whole) is always willing to support, whether that be financially, socially, or personally.
What excites you the most when you think about the future of your community?
What excites me the most is the potential for what Nemaha County can be. Coming as an outsider has allowed to have a unique perspective on the area that many people take for granted since they have lived there their entire lives. Nemaha county has so much to offer to the resident, visitor, and the business looking for a place to start up – the more we can promote that, the better it will be.
What are you looking for in a place to call home?
I’m looking for somewhere that offers a high quality of life, as well as good employment opportunities, a strong community, safe environment, and infrastructure to support my hobbies (cycling and running).