Meet some of our Summer Interns
Sinloria Macrae worked at the Legal Rights Center - a non-profit criminal defense law firm.
What types of tasks did you do? This summer I participated in a variety of tasks such as research, writing, and direct client interaction. Some of the most interesting tasks I completed was investigating ongoing cases, drafting a sentencing motion that was used in court, working directly with clients by participating in client intake interviews.
How di...d it relate to your major? As a Sociology major I have learned a lot about crime and deviance. That knowledge prepared me for my internship because it allowed me to have an understanding of the social structures surrounding our clients. I was more focused on what events and/or societal pressures led to these crimes happening rather than whether or not the client was guilty.
How did having an internship clarify your goals for the future? This internship reiterated to me that I want to be a lawyer. Last summer I worked with Southern Minnesota Regional Services which was also a wonderful opportunity. I worked in a different area of the law so this summer's experience was completely new to me.
Sheng Xiong was a AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Robbinsdale Middle School through the Minnesota Alliance With Youth organization.
What types of tasks did you do? ... Promise Fellows coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic enrichment activities. I also provide attendance and behavior coaching, mentoring and tutoring, all the while collecting and tracking students’ progress.
How did it relate to your major? Majoring in Sociology, I found that my year of service through AmeriCorps were very much connected. In class, we learned a lot about race, culture, gender, socioeconomic, living in rural, suburban, and urban city. It all helped educate me on how to work well with a variety group of people of different backgrounds. Many of the students that I worked with are from low-income familes and the majority of them are African-Americans. I was able to better understand them as individuals from having majored in Sociology.
How did having an internship clarify your goals for the future? I have always loved working with children and young people. Serving as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, it pushed me further in the direction of working in areas that involve these groups of people. Working with young people, I have learned many things about myself and questioning about the many things I have done and not done at their age. It also amazes me how much they know about their surroundings and how much they want to learn. Every child has their own perspective on life. It is as important for them to listen and learn from you, as it is important to listen and learn from them.
Katelyn Hellermann was a Criminal Justice Intervention Advocate Intern at Anna Marie's Alliance, a safe place for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
What types of tasks did you do? Attended court hearings.... Advocated for women. Followed up with women after court hearings. Tracked criminal cases on MNCIS. Involved in the felony level domestic violence court. Prepared, attended and helped teach safety plan class. Learned how to prepare and write orders for protection and restraining orders. Learned how to do on-scene advocacy. Took crisis calls. Attended law enforcement training. Gained experience working with people with diverse backgrounds. Empowered women to have good options for themselves. Collected accurate data for tracking, grants and program assessment. Learned about the criminal justice process and how it relates to domestic violence.
How did it relate to your major? Anna Marie's was the best of both worlds for me. I was able to gain more knowledge of the criminal justice field and grow in that area. I was also able to see and work in the organization as a whole which helped me gain more knowledge of the sociology field. I was able to work with the women and children from many different races, social classes, and social networks on women’s responses to domestic violence. I was also able to see the challenges of regaining a sense of control and competency and help to provide different services. This internship also made me more confident in myself and what I am suppose to do with my life.
Did having an internship clarify your goals for the future? Absolutely. I now know that the criminal justice path is the one I am suppose to be on. I am more excited than ever to continue this journey and do what I love! I think everyone should participate in an internship!
Gao Moua was an intern for the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
What types of tasks are you doing?
- Creating spreadsheets of missing persons/unidentified persons in Minnesota
- Highlighting matching NamUs.gov missing persons/unidentified persons with FBI database.
- Creating bulletins for missing persons/unidentified persons.
Having this internship clarified my goals for the future by narrowing my options in what type of work I want to focus on and which career path within the law enforcement agency I want to take.
These are other internships which have been completed by Sociology students.
|Katelyn||Hellermann||Caseworker Intern||Minnesota Correctional Facility - St. Cloud||Fall 2017|
|Katelyn||Hellermann||Probation Intern||Stearns County Community Corrections||Summer 2017|
|Gao||Moua||Intern||Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension||Summer 2017|
|Bri||Rimas||Intern||Social Concerns Office of Catholic Charities (Catholic Campaign for Human Development)|
|Kenea||Andrews||Community Outreach Worker||YES Network|
|Mao||Vue||Social Work Intern||Arlington Place Assisted Living|
|Erik||Larson||SNAP Outreach Specialist||Second Harvest Heartland|
|Jen||Korevec||Intern||House of Resurrection (South Africa)|
|Marissa||Swegle||Intern||Refugee Resettlement - Luthern Social Services|
|Katelyn||Hellerman||Criminal Justice Advocate||Anna Marie's Alliance||2016|
|Stacey||Guzman||Intern||Restorative Justice Community Action||2016|
|Sinloria||Macrae||Intern||Legal Rights Center||2016|
|Briana||Abrahamson||Advocate Intern||Central Minnesota Sexual Assault Center||2013|
|Lara||Woyno||Guidance and Counseling Intern||SJU Prep School||2013|
|Maria||Jagodinski||After School Program Assistant||Marvell Civic Club After School Program||2013|
|Nicole||Cornell||Research Assistant||The Association of Religion Data Archives (Penn State University)||2013|
|Nicole||Cornell||Research Assistant||Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate-CARA||2012|
|Samantha L.||Johnson||Career Information Specialist||Work Force Center Mckinley Education Center||2012|
|Samantha L.||Johnson||Career Information Specialist||Work Force Center Mckinley Education Center||2011|
|Siobhan||Dodds||Program Assistant||Central Minnesota Legal Services||2009|
|Jeff||Schulte||Career Information Specialist||WorkForce Center Apollo High School||2008|
|Jenny||Vuong||Asian Studies Intern||CSB/SJU Asian Studies Department||2008|
|Anne||Wessel||Student Marketing Intern||St. John's Regional Medical Center||2007|
|Jeff||Schulte||Career Information Specialist||WorkForce Center Apollo High School||2007|
|Jennifer||Koravec||Research Assistant||House of Resurrection||2007|
|Ciara||Houston||Assistant to VP of Multicultural Affairs||CSB Student Development||2006|
|Jesse||Miller||Child Health and Safety Intern||Tree Trust||2006|
|Kristin||Roehl||Global Education Intern||CSB Center for International Education||2006|
|Chris||Nolan||Administrative Assitant||St. Cloud Tech High School||2005|
|Curtis||Lowe||Recruiting Assistant||Superior Search, Ltd.||2005|
|James||Holden||Juvenile Court Officer's Intern||Juvenile Court Services||2005|
|Justin||Olsen||Administrative Assistant||Work Force Center Sartell Senior High School||2005|
|Eric||Prawalsky||Financial Advising Intern||Merrill Lynch||2004|
|Katherine||Ferber||Career Information Specialist||WorkForce Center - Tech High School||2004|
|Laura||Levinski||Community Impact Intern||United Way of Central Minnesota||2004|
|Adam N.||Johnson||Part Time Youth Counselor||Sheriff's Youth Programs, St. Cloud Group Home||2003|
|Joseph||Murphy||MGSF-Intern||Minnesota Gang Strike Force||2003|
|Katie||Blackman||Career Info. Specialist - Foley H.S.||WorkForce Center - Foley High School||2003|
|Melissa||Bennett||Youth Development Intern||PACER Center||2003|
|Nicole||James||Research Assistant||CSB Academic Assessment||2003|
|Tiffany||Wagenbach||Gerontology Intern||Whitney Senior Center||2003|
|Carrie||Blustin||Community Initiatives Intern||United Way of Central Minnesota||2002|
|Holly||Johnson||Career Info. Specialist - Holdingford HS||WorkForce Center - Holdingford High School||2002|
|Jacquilline||Nagila||Program Intern||Central MN Community Foundation||2002|
|Jesse||Flynn||Intern||Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension||2002|
|Kristen||Howa||Housing Assistant||Good Shepherd Community||2002|
|Nicole||Koenig||Youth Worker||Youth Resiliency Program||2002|
|Ryan||Tauer||Research Assistant||CSB Academic Assessment||2002|
|Alexia||Muchisu||Development Office Intern||CSB Development Office||2001|
|Daniel||Paur||Special Operations, Training & Development Intern||Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension||2001|
|Darek||Olson||Probation Office Intern||Kanabec County Court Services||2001|
|Katherine||Scegura||4-H Youth Development Intern||Stearns County Extension Office||2001|
|Kathryn||Kaproth||Volunteer Connection Intern||United Way of Central Minnesota||2001|
|Kerri||Shaughnessy||Assistant to Coordinator||Casa Guadalupe||2001|
|Natalie||Peterson||Career Info. Specialist - Sauk Rapids/Rice H.S.||WorkForce Center - Sauk Rapids, Rice High School||2001|
|Stacy||Kaye||Human Resources Coordinator||Radisson Hotel - Bloomington||2001|
|Tory||Oelfke||Financial Aid Intern||CSB Financial Aid Office||2001|
|Amy||Hertzog||Corrections Agent Intern||Stearns County Community Corrections||2000|
|Angela||Bellefeuille||Observation Intern||CentraCare Health System - Communication Dept.||2000|
|Julie||Lewandowski||Marketing/Special Events Intern||YMCA - St. Cloud Area||2000|
|Laura||Busian||Homicide/Sex Crimes Unit Intern||Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension||2000|
|Naomi||Nakada||Teaching Assistant Intern||Washington School Preschool Program||2000|
|Ross||Jerpseth||Probation Officer Intern||Anoka County Corrections Dept Lino Lakes||2000|
|Sarah||Glover||Career Info. Specialist - Tech H.S.||WorkForce Center - Tech High School||2000|
|Troon||Dowds||Lakeside Program Director Intern||Camp Courage||2000|
|Aleisha||Bangsund||Human Resources Intern||Northland Inn, The||1999|
|Chris||Courchane||Child/Youth Advocate||Woman House||1999|
|Donniel||Johnson||Admission Intern||SJU Admissions Office||1999|
|Heidi||Schwichtenberg||Events Planning Intern Assistant||YMCA - St. Cloud Area||1999|
|Stephanie||Shea||Case Manager||Stearns County Community Corrections||1999|
|Dena Rae||Meyer||Human Resources Intern||St. Benedict's Senior Community||1998|
|Jill||Johnson||Spanish Translator/Interpreter||Stearns County Social Services||1998|
|Rebecca||Gomer||Student Intern||South Junior High||1998|
|Sally||Swanstrom||Lead Generator||Lucent Technologies - Bell Lab Innovations||1998|
|Cathy||Heston||Program Assistant||Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota||1997|
|Heather||Raser||Program Assistant||YMCA - St. Cloud Area||1997|
|Jennifer||Hatlestad||Administrative Intern||St. Cloud City Hall||1997|
|Kate||Kramschuster||Women's Advocate Intern||Woman House||1997|
|Megan||Morrissey||Union Projects Intern||Minnesota Federation of Teachers||1997|
|Tina||Pauls||Court Administration Intern||Stearns County Court Administration||1997|
|Anne||Wiebe||Therapeutic Services Intern||St. Benedict's Senior Community||1996|
|Gayle||Rhineberger||Administrative Intern||Stearns County Court Administration||1996|
|Julie||Santer||Collaborative Intern||Stearns County Family Services Collabrative||1996|
|Karen||Thibodeau||Women's Advocate||Woman House||1996|
|Loni||Wegman||Intern Facilitator||Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota||1996|
|Lori||Dagit||Special Project Coordinat||United Way of Central Minnesota||1996|
|Michelle||Zimmer||Counseling Assistant||Rocori Middle School||1996|
|Nicole||Boland||Children's Activities Intern||Woman House||1996|
|Saundra||Scheidt||Peer Mentor Intern||Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota||1996|
|Stephanie||Magnuson||Probation/Parole Intern||Minnesota Department of Corrections||1996|
|Theresa||Scheider||Benet Place Intern||Benet Place||1996|
|Joan||Beach||Assistant to Executive Vice President||Cabarrus County Economic Development Corp.||1995|
|Joan||Rakotz||Human Services Intern||YMCA - St. Cloud Area||1995|
|Michele||Clarke||Court Administration Assistant||Stearns County Court Administration||1995|
|Michelle||Tomsche||Practicum||Albany Early Childhood Education||1995|
|Renee||Logeais||Leisure Activity Intern||St. Benedict's Senior Community||1995|
|Tina||Kampa||Program Coordinator||Boys & Girls Club of Central Minnesota||1995|
|Erica||Masterman||Women's Advocate Intern||Harriet Tubman Center||1994|
|Jennifer||Kuny||Field Assistant||Hennepin County Environmental Services||1994|
|Julie||Ludowese||Social Work Intern||Stearns-Benton Employment-Watkins, MN||1994|
|Richard||Levene||Administrative Intern||YMCA - St. Cloud Area||1994|
|Cindy||Jansen||Public Relations Intern||Minnesota Society for the Prevention of Blindness||1993|
|Jeanne||Risacher||Special Projects Intern||United Way of Central Minnesota||1993|
|Kim||McCabe||Administrative Intern||VA Medical Center||1993|
|Kim||Scheidt||Retail Management||Seiferts (Past Intern)||1993|
|Marcy||Kragenbring||Personnel Services Intern||SJU Public Affairs||1993|
|Sonda||Gominsky||Recreation Intern||St. Cloud Park & Recreation Department||1993|
|Susan||Imdieke||Communications Intern||CSB Public Affairs||1993|
|DeAnna||Hanson||Human Services Intern||Rivers of Hope||1992|
|Donecia||Norwood||Child Care Worker||Shelter Care for Girls, Inc.||1992|
|Ellie||Paradise||Assistant Sales Intern||Katie Sales||1992|
|Jenni||Jewell||Human Services Intern||Partners in Friendship Inc.||1992|
|Nichole||Stevenson||Writing Assistant||Council on Hemispherical Affairs||1992|
|Sara||Moore||Psychology Intern||New Beginnings||1992|
|Amy||Knudson||Fund Raising Intern||CSB Constituent Relations||1991|
|Kim||Graning||Child Advocate||Woman House||1991|
|Lorraine||Meyer||Counseling Intern||Catholic Youth Ministry Services||1991|
|Mari||Walter||Travel Management Intern||Incentive Services, Inc.||1991|
|Nancy||Schiffler||Education/Marketing Intern||Douglas County Hospital||1991|
|Rachel||Labatte||Human Resources Intern||SJU Human Resources||1991|
|Suzanne||Chan||Travel Consultant||St. Cloud Travel||1991|
|Michelle||Gust||Child Care Worker||St. Joseph's Home for Children||1990|