During the second year in the program, student fellows put their leadership skills into action through community service internships. These provide them extensive opportunities to practice their leadership in the community. Student fellows design their own internships, choosing from existing sites or a limitless variety of new possibilities. Through the community service internships, approximately 4,500 hours of community service are provided annually.
Outstanding Community Service Internship
Anne Huston, Trace Holistic
Anne Huston completed her internship with Trace Holistic, a new non-profit that provides opportunities for RNs in the UP to undergo training to obtain their certification to become forensic nurses specially trained to work with sexual assault survivors. Because Trace Holistic is a brand new organization, Anne had to create all of the projects she worked on, including organizational development, fundraising, and community outreach and education. She attended board meetings, assisted in the creation of a Sexual Assault Response Team, and presented to many groups about sexual assault advocacy, sexual assault prevention, and the value of Trace Holistic’s certification services. After Anne graduates as a nurse in December, she plans to continue her service and get her certification to become a sexual assault nurse examiner. Congratulations, Anne!
Pictured is Anne Huston (right) with her Community Service Internship Site Advisor, Melissa Copenhaver (left).