The Ripley County Community Foundation acquired three new interns in August: Abby Haverkos, Caroline Kellerman, and Riley Schebler.  Students are interning as part of a class that allows them to understanding the responsibilities and duties of different jobs fields, while providing the opportunity to gain real-world experience.  While interning, the students will assist with general office duties, while managing the Community Foundation’s Instagram page and maintain leadership responsibility when planning upcoming events.  Let’s meet our new interns!

Abby Haverkos is a senior at Oldenburg Academy and is interning with the Community Foundation as part of her Senior Capstone Course.  She chose to work at the community foundation because she believes it will be an invaluable experience and she loves the work we are doing for the surrounding communities. Her particular interest in the environment called her attention to our work with environmental grants, and it is there where she is hoping to get the most experience. After high school, Abby plans to attend Miami University or Xavier. Any free time she has is spent with family or friends, or reading her favorite books.

Caroline Kellerman is a senior at Batesville High School and is interning with the Community Foundation as part of a Mentorship Course.  She said she chose to intern at the Community Foundation because she believes it will allow her to be more involved with Ripley Youth Outreach and provide additional insight and planning for upcoming events such as Chakltoberfest; additionally, she said her internship would allow her to gain a better understanding of a business environment.  After high school, Caroline plans to attend Indiana University or Vanderbilt University.  During her free time, she enjoys playing soccer with her friends.

Riley Schebler is a senior at Oldenburg Academy and is interning with the Community Foundation as part of his Senior Capstone Course.  He chose to intern with us because he believes it would give him more time, as President of the Ripley Youth Outreach, to better his community. He is a co-chair for the Chalktoberfest planning committee, as well as other events within RYO. After high school, Riley plans to attend business school, but hasn’t decided exactly where yet. On free weekends, Riley likes to hang out with friends and go golfing.