Abstinence Clearinghouse/Alpha Center
Kimberly Kemnitz, Class of 2001

My internship at the Abstinence Clearinghouse/Alpha Center was an incredible experience! At the Abstinence Clearinghouse, which is a pro-life ministry that teaches abstinence until marriage, I received first hand experience about how a non-profit organization runs. I wrote newsletter articles, talked to donors and was exposed to legal and political issues surrounding the organization, among many other things. In addition to the business experience, I was given the opportunity to be trained as a volunteer counselor at the Alpha Center, which is a crisis pregnancy center in Sioux Falls. Not only did I learn about the non-profit sector, I was also given the opportunity to reach out and minister to the community and make a difference in people’s lives.