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Felan Ritze (Class of 2007) Junior Achievement of South Dakota is part of the world’s largest organization dedicated to economic education for young people. This fall I had the opportunity to work in the finance office, which is part of the state office and central processing center in Sioux Falls. I acted as the financial liaison between JA and the accountant. My main responsibilities included invoicing donors, handling daily deposits, proofing monthly financials, overseeing accounts payable, and managing data. I also identified and reported bugs to the programmers of the Siebel database. During this internship I was able to learn about technology, business, and most importantly, about my strengths and weaknesses.

Dana Mellengard (Class of 2004) If you want to learn about not-for-profits, this is the internship for you to pursue. JA states its purpose is "to educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, business, and economics to improve the quality of their lives." JA develops the desire in young people to stay in school, places community role models in classrooms, and cultivates the future workforce. I loved interning at JA because I whole-heartedly believe in their mission and service to the community. It was easy to get excited about the internship because I felt a connection to the people and ideals of JA outside of a purely academic setting. JA is a nonprofit organization and gets no money from government subsidies or charities, like the United Way. All their money has to be raised through connections to local businesses and community leaders. Getting involved in this process was really interesting and helpful to a young person like me. I would recommend an internship at JA to anyone, especially those interested in not-for-profits and fundraising.

Julie Erlbacher (Class of 2003) Junior Achievement of South Dakota provides an intern with a positive work environment to learn the processes of a non-profit organization. As an intern, you will receive hands on experience, knowledge of the non-profit area of business, and an overall beneficial and educational experience.

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