Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Company/Organization: Iowa State Univeristy
Company/Organization website: https://www.iastate.edu/
Destination: Ames/ IA
Timeframe: Spring 2018
Advisor/Coordinator Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I was responsible for...
Intern at Department of Human Services - Case filing - Supervised visits - Transports - Court hearings - Helping the social workers with any paperwork or help that they may need from me.
Doing a supervised visit at the clients home and being able to help them understand more of what is happening and being able to answer some of the questions they might have.
If you don't understand or know how to do something asking is the best thing that you can do. I have learned that asking questions doesn't make you look bad in this line of work. It actually helps you in the long run showing the workers that you might not know something but you are willing to try to learn how to do something.
Advice for others...
One thing I would say is to do some research on the companies that you are interested in doing your internship. It doesn't hurt to do some background on the company when it comes to decision making for your internship. Plan ahead of time what you are expected to do for hours so when the time comes you will know for sure if you have completed all your hours or if you need more time.