Participation in internships is an important component of many students’ coursework. The following are examples of recent internships.

2015 - 2016

Jeremiah Project, Minneapolis  

America Lindgren

  • revised the Child Development Center Parenting Handbook and Program Plan
  • developed programming for the Cool for Kids Project  

Overseas Migration Museum, Kobe, Japan

Viviana Guajardo

  • assisted at the Museum
  • assisted at the Brazilian Cultural Heritage Center
  • interviewed Japanese-Brazilian and Japanese individuals about migration history, experience, and identity

2014 - 2015

Catherine McAuley Center, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Rose Reed-Maxfield

2013 - 2014

Linn County Department of Public Health, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hayden Howard, Worksite Wellness Intern

  • assessed health and wellness programs at  Linn and Johnson county worksites
  • explained local or federal policies that ensure the safest, most productive environment
  • aided worksites in creating a culture that is in line with the Affordable Care Act and other policy changes, especially those that pertain to new mothers and smoke-free environments

Covenant House of Texas, Houston

Ann Marie Garcia, Outreach Intern

  • delivered food, clothing and wellness packs to homeless individuals in downtown Houston and work with residents of homeless crisis shelter

Willis Dady Homeless Shelter, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Hayley McKie

  • worked with shelter residents
  • met with and researched  legislators and assessed their willingness to renew their support for the Iowa Council on Homelessness

Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Miguel Ascencio

  • reviewed and revised “State of Equity” report for Cedar Rapids
  • conducted data analysis for the state of education and community health sections of the report
  • participated in and helped organize the Cedar Rapids Housing Summit

Tubman Family Crisis and Support Services. Minneapolis

Rose Reed-Maxfield, Youth Advocate for Peace Camp

  • completed intakes with mothers, provided child care, developed and supervised activities and field trips for youth camp, facilitate family focus support group for mothers

2011 - 2012

Inclusion Innovations/Jewish Disability Awareness Month

Anna Fox

  • assisted with JDAM marketing
  • worked as special needs advocated

Four Oaks Achievement Academy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Mackensie Keder

  • worked with a prevention program for at-risk youth

2010 - 2011

Van Meter Industrial, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Kelsey Gorman, Human Resources Intern

Marion County, Iowa Sheriff’s Department

Cameron Van Zante

Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Maquoketa, Iowa

Katie Schveiger, Team Leader

2009 - 2010

United Way of East Central Iowa

Eli Wade-Scott, Helms Fellow in Community Development

  • identified resources for addressing homelessness in the community
  • researched successful community models and outcomes
  • proposed potential funding sources for those models
  • highlighted potential advocacy angles at the state level to improve our ability to address homelessness locally

Oregon Reproductive Health (NARAL Pro-Choice)

Orlaith Heymann