The Partnership has a tremendous team dedicated to our mission of ensuring that everyone who wants to obtain a college degree has the opportunity to do so. That team includes interns who lend their time, talent, and skills to extending the PCC mission.

Learn more about our Summer 2023 interns below, why they wanted to join PCC, and their connection to our work: 

Carla Castro Gomez

Graphic Design Intern

Northeastern Illinois University


“I wanted to join PCC because I also believe in their message of bringing awareness and commitment through research and partnership in giving a better future for students who don’t have the resources, programs, or opportunities. I am grateful to receive the opportunity to work with PCC, especially since my work will be used for a good cause in helping future students in higher education and colleges partnering with PCC to make that possible.”

Paola Salgado

Graduate Policy Intern

University of Chicago

“I joined the Partnership because I believe everyone deserves equitable access to a quality education regardless of socioeconomic status. As a first-generation college graduate, I know just how difficult it can be to navigate higher education and the barriers that surround it. I am currently working towards my master’s degree at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and as a policy intern here at PCC, I get the unique opportunity to use data and research to advocate for change in our community.”

Stephanie Suba

Graphic Design Intern

Northeastern Illinois University


During my time as a graphic design intern at Partnership For College Completion, I had the opportunity to learn and delve into the ever-evolving world of visual communication. I created graphics for their social media, redesigned a logo, and created a video intro/outro. This internship provided important experiences, empowering me to grow personally and professionally. Every aspect of my internship contributed to my development as a designer, from developing my technical skills to navigating real-world challenges and refining my problem-solving abilities. I am grateful for the guidance from my mentors I received, as well as the opportunities to contribute to meaningful projects, big or small, that had a tangible impact.”

Nafisat Habib

College and University Partnerships Intern 

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign


“One piece of advice that I got before leaving high school was to always give back to the communities that served you, so I take that piece of advice and apply it everywhere I go. PCC helps students like me to continue to grow through education and it’s only right for me to start giving back in the way that has helped me.”