In August, The Career Center awarded the first Nonprofit Internship Scholarship to two students who successfully completed internships with nonprofit, service-oriented organizations.
Anuhea Magnani, Social and Behavioral Sciences junior, interned at the Deirdre O'Brien Child Advocacy Center (Deirdre's House), which provides services for children and their families who have been affected by sexual abuse, physical abuse, or neglect. She worked alongside dedicated case workers, clinicians, and child advocates involved in a family's healing process. Anuhea says that she is "interested in working with children, and has always felt drawn toward the idea of giving back to the community." She added that "my internship has taught me how to communicate with children more effectively, to take diversity factors into account when addressing clients, and to be aware of my own experiences and biases in practice."
Kailee Doherty is a Public Relations student whose internship was with The Make-A-Wish Foundation. While there, Kailee assisted with fundraising. She helped plan events and worked on improving relationships with community members. She also had the opportunity to participate in a ‘wish visit” to observe the steps in making a wish a reality. She says that she "feels like there is real meaning to the work I am doing. I've always been interested in service and very involved in community."