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Experiences of Fellow Students and Some Advice

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The SLU Student Success Center has a page on internships, with some links to search resources on SLU Career Services' Handshake (formerly called CareerLink).

Students' Internship Experiences
"My internship with HELP International changed my life. I was able to go to Thailand for 2 months and throughout my time there I was able to participate in real grassroots development work and see the changes unfold before my eyes. The organization is unlike any other in the sense that they give you the necessary training yet they really allow you to be innovative and try new things. My internship has helped further my academic career as well as helped me to make connections for future employment possibilities." - Katy Rasmussen, Class of 2013 Graduate

"I interned with the International Institute of St. Louis. The organization focuses on refugee resettlement and works hands on with both refugees and immigrants, helping them get acclimated into the community. While there are many ways you can get involved with the Institute, I worked in the Social Services Department where I was able to fully immerse myself into common issues that refugees encounter after arriving in the United States. I received training and experience working with the information system at the Institute and now understand the benefits that refugees receive after arrival. Overall, I feel that the Institute allowed me to explore my interests in an organized manner. After this experience, I have become increasingly interested and involved in the refugee and immigrant communities in the St. Louis region. This internship has helped me realize my interests and has created a potential career path for my future." - Erika Brown, Senior

Please click here to read additional internship experiences from other students from the Fall 2014 semester.

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