Hometown Intern – Lauren Behn

Name: Lauren Behn
Hometown: Hebron
Affiliated Fund: Thayer County Health Services
School: University of Nebraska – Lincoln

What do you love about your community? What are some of its greatest assets?
I love how nice and welcoming people in the community are. I also admire the amount of selfless service I see in others around me. The greatest asset is that we are a community that gives back and also our thriving local businesses.

What made you want to pursue an NCF Hometown Internship?
I wanted to pursue an NCF Hometown Internship because I felt a pull to learn more about the community that raised my family. Although Hebron isn’t my hometown, I feel like it has quickly and easily become my home. This type of internship has opened up new experiences for me regarding leadership and taking initiative in certain projects.

What projects are you working on this summer?
I am working to bring attention to nonprofit businesses in Hebron through interview-style videos. In these upcoming weeks, I plan to make more entertaining videos for Things & Stuff and update the website for Thayer County Health Services.

What do you hope to learn or experience?
I hope to learn marketing and fundraising techniques from my advisors, and I want to experience more community events.

How would you describe the opportunity so far?
This opportunity has been eye-opening for me because I’m getting experience that I’ve never had before. I’ve been able to put my skills to use and find new innovative ways to find solutions.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future of your hometown?
I want to see the events held here continue thriving and I also want the community to continue to leave a positive impression on people.

What are you looking for in a place to call home?
I look for cleanliness, safety, fun opportunities, and diversity and inclusivity.

Could you see yourself living in Greater Nebraska in the future?
Probably not until later in my life. I want to live somewhere else for the younger part of my life but could see myself coming back.

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