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Please join us in welcoming Yusup Orazov to the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Yusup (pronounced you-suf) is our very first intern through the Internship Program. He is currently a senior at Northern Illinois University, majoring in Nonprofit and NGO Studies and minoring in Political Science.

Two fun facts about Yusup:

  1. He is an extrovert
  2. He speaks four languages – English, Russian, Turkmen, and Turkish

The number one reason that he wants to work at a nonprofit organization is because of his desire to help others in the community. He is excited for the opportunities ahead of him in this field of giving and serving others.

“My goals from this internship is to learn more about management and marketing aspects of nonprofit organizations. Thus, this side of the organization was one of the most interesting parts and I am looking forward to learning more through experience.” – Yusup Orazov


The Internship Program is a collaboration between the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnershipthe Center for Nonprofit Studies, and Career Services at Northern Illinois University, supported by the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation.

This program offers a proven process to help connect undergraduate interns from Northern Illinois University with DCNP-member organizations. Students build their resumes and DCNP members benefit from the interns’ 120 hours of service during the semester. Beyond the benefit of this structured process, each participating organization also receives a $575 grant to pay the intern a stipend – these funds are generously provided by the Douglas C. and Lynn M. Roberts Family Foundation.

Learn more about the Internship Program >

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