Introducing Northfield.Org's January Intern: Amy Sack

Amy SackMy name is Amy Sack and I am working as an intern for Northfield.org this January. I am a senior English major at St. Olaf and have taken several classes focusing on nonfiction and journalistic writing. The journalism class I took this fall sparked my interest in an internship in the journalism field. In Northfield, I have worked as a tutor for several years at Bridgewater, both in the Targeted Services after school program and in the kindergarten. Next year I hope to return to my hometown, Minneapolis, as a member of the Minnesota Reading Corps, to work one-on-one with students who have fallen behind in reading.

Over the next few weeks, I will be covering several stories for Northfield.org to help increase the content portion of the website. For my first story I am profiling Mayor Mary Rossing, and will decide which topics to cover for the rest of the month soon. I want to cover stories that are important and interesting to the Northfield community, so I would appreciate hearing any suggestions.

I'm especially interested in child development and education issues in Northfield. Unfortunately, I only have four weeks to work, and already have enough story ideas to last much longer. Still, I would welcome topic suggestions and/or feedback about the stories I write. Although I will only be working for Northfield.org for one month, I’m hoping that my stories might encourage other people to submit not just event postings on Northfield.org, but story content as well. E-mail me at: sack@stolaf.edu.

Note: You can also follow Amy's work-in-progress for Northfield.org on her internship blog, My Month With Northfield.Org.