Luther’s academic program stresses education beyond the classroom walls. We encourage students to engage in real-world learning in order to test their career goals and gain valuable professional experience. Internships are a crucial component of this experiential learning and Luther helps match history majors with choice internships at museums, historical societies, and various governmental organizations.
For more information about internship opportunities at Luther, visit Career Center’s internship program.
When: January 2016
Where: B.A.B.E.S. Inc, Appleton, WI
Major: Social Work
Ashley was a Parent Coordinator for B.A.B.E.S. Inc., a child abuse prevention program. She managed family caseloads, conducted new parent orientation meetings, and informed parents about what was going on at B.A.B.E.S. She also performed intake and discharge for respite care participants, held meetings with parents to enroll them in different programs that the organization offers, and much more. The internship reinforced skills she has learned in the classroom and gave her the chance to apply those skills to a real life scenario. The most rewarding part was interacting with families who were truly in need of assistance. Ashley has gained a lot more confidence when working professionally with others and is excited about her future in social work.
When: Summer 2016
Where: Lutheran Senior Life in Zelianople, PA
Major: Social Work
Sthela shadowed three social workers at Lutheran Senior Life in Zelianople, PA where she was taught how to conduct interviews and interact with residents. She also gave a presentation on Madagascar, her home country, and how to build relationships with her residents. Sthela has gained skills in verbal communication. Her passion for social working has only increased, and her understanding of the importance of human relationships has grown.