Sonia Lopez

Major: Human Development and Family Studies
Company/Organization: EMBARC
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Destination: Des Moines, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring 2021
Advisor/Coordinator Email: hswebaid


•Attend and co-facilitate class sessions; follow lesson plans and give feedback to supervisor •Interact with Spanish-speaking adult learners and tutor one-on-one as needed •Provide support with research and design in curriculum development and presentation making •Learn and teach about the platforms used to carry out project goals and tasks, including Canvas and Northstar Digital Literacy •Follow program practice and procedures, including database applications and documentation •Cultivate professional working relationships with team members and community partners •Perform other tasks as assigned


One of my greatest accomplishments during my internship at EMBARC was leading a staff meeting with the whole team. It was a neat experience!

Learning experience

It is important to educate yourself regarding the population you work with, serve them better, target their needs, and be effective in the programs and services you offer.

What advice would you give?

Really connect with the people you get to interact with during your internship. Those relationships help you experience other opportunities. Also, ask questions and ask to do things you're interested in doing, the worst thing they can tell you is that you are not allowed, but often they will do anything to enrich your experience in their organization.

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