We had the pleasure of hosting Julie Howes as an intern from Adler School of Professional Psychology for the 2014 spring semester. Julie is an Art Therapy student at Adler and worked with PACPI as part of her community service practicum. Despite the slow start to the semester due to the cold winter temperatures we all faced, Julie jumped right in to our follow-up project.
PACPI case managers work with our moms until their infants are about six months of age. After that point in time, we find that retention in care frequently drops. The follow-up project began in 2013 as a way to collect retention data from former PACPI clients by following up with them at three-month intervals.
Julie also provided assistance for various programs and projects including: arranging meal donations for our prenatal class, completing satisfaction surveys with exiting clients, contacting Illinois hospitals for Rapid Test result reports, helping distribute excess bottles and thermometers, and taking an in-kind donation inventory.
Intern support is valuable to PACPI thanks to the experience that individuals can bring to specific projects as well as additional program support to the PACPI staff.
If you know someone currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program who is looking for an internship, please refer them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Relevant fields of study include: public health, statistical analysis, marketing, creative writing, photography, public relations, or communications.