Category Archives: Social Work

Chelsea Lauderdale, GlobalAustin

  I was drawn to the internship at GlobalAustin because I was considering pursuing a career in social non-profit work and I was interested at seeing how these organizations really worked. I had also heard that this particular internship was a fantastic opportunity to meet a variety of people from many different fields and potentially […]

Jessica Herrmann, Communities In Schools

My internship was with Communities in Schools as a tutor and mentor to students considered at-risk. CIS is a drop-out prevention program that targets at-risk students. Students are considered at-risk for a series of reasons including social, financial, emotional, academic, and cognitive impairments. These impairments can make it difficult for student to stay in school, […]

Michael Anstice, Hospice Austin

I conducted an internship with Hospice Austin in the Bereavement Services Department in the summer of 2013. I am currently a graduate student in the Department of Anthropology, and am writing my thesis on end-of-life care, decisions regarding hospice care, and what effects these decisions may have on family dynamics. My internship thus served two […]

Kate Owen, Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center

The Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center (HCWC) is a family violence shelter, sexual assault advocacy center, and a child abuse advocacy center. I chose HCWC because there are many different branches of the organization that serve different social functions and focus on several cultural values. According to the HCWC Advocate Training Manual: “The purpose of the Hays-Caldwell […]

Eric Dees, Caritas of Austin

Caritas of Austin was founded in 1964 by Father Richard McCabe, who sought to connect the needs of the poor with the benefits of public assistance. In 1977, Caritas of Austin was incorporated as a private non-profit, and in the 1990s it purchased and renovated the present headquarters at 611 Neches Street. Social work case […]