Internship Update!!

United States
May 26, 2017 12:08pm CST
Today was my first actually face to face meeting with two women from the Health Department to discuss them setting up some nutrition/wellness events at the farmer's market on Fridays. We are planning on having an event set up for the second Friday in June. My internship is going good so far. I have been working for 3 weeks now and haven't gotten a lot of hours yet. I only have 17 hours of my 80 hours completed but I do still have the rest of summer to get all of my hours in. I am volunteering next Saturday to sell Christmas ornaments for the DDC and that will be at least another hour or two down. I have some flyers to hand out for a community meeting and a Spring Fling event the DDC is holding and I get hours for that. I also get hours for attending these events, volunteering at them, or participate in the sessions they hold. Like I have posted in past discussions I am also being put out on loan to three other organizations that deal with children. I am at one on Tuesday nights called Gang-Free and I get 3.5 hours there. I will hopefully be starting at the Boys & Girls Club and the YMCA by next week and will be getting 3 hours from B&GC & 3.5 from YMCA. With just the hours from these organizations, I will be able to get over my minimum of 80 hours for the class. I am really enjoying this internship and have already met a lot of people who can help me a lot in the future.
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@1hopefulman (26024)
• Canada
31 May
Seems like you are making good progress. Where do you want to be and do in the future once the internship is completed?
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• United States
31 May
Well, I still have another year old college left. After I graduate I plan on going to get my Master's in psychology. I want to do family/child therapy. Until I graduate and get through grad school I was going to apply for an actual job at the DDC which is what my internship is through, apply for positions at the health department that relate to what I want to do, or find any office job since I have experience doing it from my job through the college.
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@1hopefulman (26024)
• Canada
2 Jun
@CaseyRoss9966 I wish you the best of success with your goals and plans.
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• United States
2 Jun
@1hopefulman Thank you!
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
26 May
This makes me remember my internships. I am glad you are enjoying it. Good luck
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• United States
26 May
Thank you.
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@Nawsheen (22942)
• Mauritius
26 May
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• New Delhi, India
26 May
That is good...good luck
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• United States
26 May
Thank You.
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• New Delhi, India
27 May
@CaseyRoss9966 internships are great learning periods...so enjoy them to the fullest
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@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
26 May
That is great to hear. After your 80 hours are up are you going to still help them out or will you even have time to do that any more. I have not read your past posts and was wondering what the 80 hours are for.
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• United States
26 May
I have to have at least a minimum of 80 hours for my internship for college. I am signed up for the class and have to log my hours and keep a journal of my experiences. If I don't have at least 80 hours then it doesn't count for the internship and I don't get credit for the class. I'll be a little angry if I can't fulfill the minimum requirement 80 hours of it since my supervisor promised me that the DDC could give me those 80 hours and the internship class cost almost $1,000 for me to take it. There is no limit on the maximum amount of hours I can have so even if I get my 80 hours halfway through the summer I will continue to work until my internship class is over on August 9th when I have to submit my journal, questions, and my supervisor has to have my evaluation turned in.
@Jdaw1985 (4003)
• Harrells, North Carolina
27 May
@CaseyRoss9966 oh ok i under stand but from the sounds of it you have it all figured out and you will make the 80 hours no problem
@JESSY3236 (6071)
• United States
26 May
Cool. Don't mention the C word right now. Christmas is a long ways away. I did a internship at my local courthouse. I really liked it too, but nothing came of it though.
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• United States
26 May
It is a long time away but we all know that it'll be here before we know it. We are selling leftover ornaments from last Christmas. haha
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@responsiveme (14469)
• India
26 May
Sounds like a well.planned and good internship.all the best
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• United States
26 May
Thank you.
@prashu228 (25821)
• India
27 May
Wow..we get to learn so much during those days..have a great day
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@TRBRocks420 (73694)
• Banks, Oregon
26 May
Glad to hear you are enjoying your internship.
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