Allyssa May

Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Minor/option/emphasis: CHFS-Adult/Family Programs
Company/Organization: Department of Human Services
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Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring
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Observe social workers 2’s and 3’s, File cases and write reports, Facilitate visits with clients, Transport clients


The best thing about my internship was the connections that I made. There are so many organizations that are involved with DHS and you get to be in contact with them. I was able to see them all and get to know different areas of this field.

What advice would you give?

My best advice is to get yourself out there and make connections. Start early before your internship because then you could get a great internship because of the connections you know.

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