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Three students selected as El Pomar Summer Interns

Release Date: May 19, 2015

Cora Zaletel

Executive Director, External Affairs

Colorado State University-Pueblo

(719) 549-2810

PUEBLO - Three Colorado State University-Pueblo students will be working alongside employees to assist in the administrative and programmatic responsibilities of one of the state's premier foundations. Tim Zercher, Taylor Voss, and Alex Moore each will spend 10 weeks in Colorado Springs as paid interns for El Pomar Foundation, which has been enhancing, encouraging, and promoting the current and future well-being of the people of Colorado since 1937 through grants and programs that develop leaders and strengthen communities.

El Pomar's Internship Program provides for continuing undergraduate students an introduction to the nonprofit sector and an opportunity to develop professional interests and skills. Interns receive assignments based upon the Foundation's needs and, to the extent possible, the interns' interests. A weekly professional development series provides insight and practice in a professional atmosphere. The foundation annually receives about 40-60 applications for the paid internships, which range from four to 10 based on the Foundation's needs and the applicant pool. Applicants must have a Colorado connection, e.g. be a state resident, have attended an in-state college/university, or have family who are current or past residents.

Since 1999, El Pomar Foundation has had 170 interns from universities across the nation.

Tim Zercher, a senior business major from Beulah, will provide assistance to the President/Investment Office by filing, processing bond and equity trades, assisting with an investment course for the internship program, assisting with equity analyses, and preparing presentations for the Foundation's Chief Investment Officer.

Taylor Voss, a senior business major from Pueblo, will assist with day-to-day operations at the Penrose House, the former home of El Pomar founders Spencer and Julie Penrose. The facility now serves as an education and conference center available exclusively for the nonprofit community to gather, discuss issues, and discover innovative solutions to challenges.

Alex Moore, a junior mass communications from Pueblo will assist the foundation's Communications Office with day-to-day operations, including editing and distributing e-newsletters, media advisories, news releases and other promotional materials and updating the foundation's website, social media, and blogs.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.

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