Last semester 11 Whitman students had outstanding internship experiences here in Walla Walla. The Student Engagement Center received 14 applications – three times as many as we received the previous fall. After a competitive selection process 11 students were awarded a grant to intern at their proposed organization/business. The projects ranged from environmental sustainability, and researching carp populations, to community education and health.
Interns at their first meeting at the beginning of the 2014 fall semester.
The 11 interns developed innovative projects at Friends of Children of Walla Walla (two interns), the Children’s Resilience Initiative, the Sustainable Living Center, Walla Walla County Health Department (two interns), Walla Walla Community Hospice, the Walla Walla Small Business Development Center, Helpline, Oregon Wildlife, and KUJ 1420 AM.
As 2014 Whitman Fall Interns these students spent about 5 hours per week at their side and worked hand in hand with their supervisors and co-workers. Read more about the program and the positive learning outcomes in the final report here. To learn more about some of their individual experiences click here and here.