LSA is excited to welcome Nathan King and Caleb Rollins to the LSA team for the 2014 CAPS Fellows Program internship. Nathan and Caleb join us from Valparaiso University, a Lutheran institution founded in 1859 and located about an hour outside of Chicago in Indiana. Nathan is currently pursuing a major in Digital Media with a Theology minor and will provide advocacy support to Bob Francis, Director of Advocacy and Policy for LSA. As an International Service major and Philanthropic Leadership and Service minor, Caleb will work with Charlotte Haberaecker, President and CEO of LSA, on fund development. Nathan and Caleb will join LSA as part of Valparaiso University's Calling and Purpose in Society (CAPS) Fellows Program which prepares students for lives of leadership and service through intensive experiential learning opportunities. This pilot program is dedicated to providing fellows with a reflective workplace experience to better develop long-term career aspirations.
Nathan King, a rising senior at Valparaiso University, has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills across campus and his community as a Lutheran Leader Intern; he has served as Writer and Editor for the Center for Church Vocations, Visual Communications Producer for the Chapel of the Resurrection, and a Study Abroad Peer Advisor in the Valparaiso Office of International Programs. Additionally, he works as a member of the Social Action Leadership Team (SALT), partnering with local organizations to address critical needs and boost awareness on issues such as human trafficking, education, and the clean water crisis. Nathan also manages to find time to commentate as a Sports Columnist for The Torch student-run newspaper at Valparaiso. He became acquainted with the Washington, DC area during a previous internship in The White House Office of Presidential Correspondence. He hopes to gain the experience needed to pursue his career ambition to serve as a Communications Director for a non-profit organization. Nathan will be working on several projects for LSA, including conducting policy research, assisting with social media, and tracking key legislation.
Caleb Rollins, also a senior classman, brings leadership values from his role as World Relief Campaign Chair in the Social Action Leadership Team (SALT), his role as an Ambassador in Admissions for Valparaiso University, and his work as a Tutor and Mentor at Parkview Elementary School. His service has even touched an international audience; Caleb spent four months working as a teacher in Windhoek, Nambia for Family of Hope Services. He was recently recognized by the Valparaiso University community as the 2013 Newman Civic Fellow for his commitment to service. He hopes to couple education and experience to develop a career in a nonprofit organization focused on serving and building relationships with those in need. Caleb will be evaluating LSA's individual giving program to understand giving patterns and determine ways to increase contributions; helping execute the roll-out strategy for the new LSA 20-500 Fund, helping develop criteria, dues structure and marketing plans for our new Associate Membership category, and helping identify potential foundation and corporate funding opportunities.
LSA is thrilled to host Nathan and Caleb during the summer of 2014. Stay tuned for more updates and intern features in the coming months!