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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• United States
31 May 17
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.
• United States
26 May 17
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.