Confessions of a Summer Intern: Allison Lindsey’s Journey

Allison Lindsey, an Integrated Science & Business major at UW-Whitewater, interned this summer with Mercy Health Systems in Janesville. After graduating in May 2011, Allison hopes to pursue a career in the health care industry, just not providing the direct care. Her Integrated Science & Business background along with her internship will be assets as she pursues that goal.

Allison worked with me for some guidance in her internship search. Just so happened that I was aware of a potential opportunity with Mercy Health Systems, where Allison also happened to work. With a little pre-interview coaching, Allison rocked her interview and had a fun, rewarding, and educational summer experience.

Just in case you missed it, read Allison Lindsey’s internship journey:

Allison Lindsey

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Fall Internships with The Escape Teen Center in Fort Atkinson

The Escape Teen Center in Fort Atkinson is seeking students to fill three different internship positions for Fall 2010: Development/Special Events Intern, Public Relations/Marketing Intern, and Program Intern.

About the Escape: The Escape of Fort Atkinson strives to serve the educational, social, recreational, and spiritual needs of the Fort Atkinson area teen by providing a safe place to call their own. Their mission and purpose is defined by their “4Cs:” Connected to Christ. Constructing Character. Conditioning Conduct. Caring for the Community. Their programs serve an average of 40 youth a night during the school year, in both middle school and high school programs.

Position Overviews:

Development/Special Events Intern

The Development Intern is responsible for assisting the Development Director in donor fundraising activities, coordinating fundraising events, grant writing, and soliciting corporate donations. The internship will focus on assisting with the donor breakfast and Community First Night, along with grant writing and other special events and duties. The intern will be expected to attend board meetings, the majority of special events, and staff meetings.

They are looking for a student majoring in or with experience in communications, marketing, event planning, or public relations (preferably).

Public Relations/Marketing Intern

The Public Relations/Marketing Intern is responsible for assisting the Development Director in the promotion of the Escape Teen Center programs and special events. They are also responsible for assisting in ongoing and special marketing campaigns. The internship will also focus on creating newsletters, brochures, and other related collateral. The intern will be expected to attend board meetings, the majority of special events, and staff meetings.

They are looking for a student majoring in or with experience in graphic design, communications, marketing, event planning, or public relations (preferably). Experience with Adobe InDesign/Photoshop also preferred.

Program Intern

The Program Intern’s focus is on planning and implementing various programs and events for the Escape Teen Center’s participants. They are responsible for assisting in overseeing the youth at the center and assuring the center is a safe, welcoming place. They are also responsible for researching and implementing activities as directed by the Program Director.

They are looking for a student majoring in or with experience in psychology, education, youth development, sociology, or social work (preferably). Applicants should be available to work some hours when the center is open:

  • Middle School Program – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3-6pm
  • High School Program – Tuesdays and Wednesday from 6-9pm; Fridays from 6-10pm

Details for All Three Positions:

All interns must demonstrate an ability to relate to the needs and concerns of youth. Candidates must work effectively with individuals, group, and co-workers. Selected individuals must be committed to youth issues, be creative, self-motivated, and possess the ability to work independently while having the ability to take direction from others and work well in a team setting. The intern must have excellent personal and professional boundaries. Finally, interns must be willing to undergo a background check (required by law).

All positions begin in September 2010. Work hours are 10-35 hours/week, and some hours may be performed from outside of the center. Interns may attend additional meetings and activities as needed.

Interested? Email me, Laura Jacobs, at MorrowL@uww.edu.