My Experience At My Internship Essay

736 Words May 17th, 2016 3 Pages
I feel that my time at my internship has flown by. September feels like it was just maybe three months ago. I first met my field instructor in the summer for our interview and he said that his impression of me was that I embodied a social worker and would make a great intern at the high school. At the time, I had no idea what that meant or would look like but I was flattered, nervous, and yet excited to start a new chapter in my life. Helping others has been something I have wanted to do my entire life. I was ready to meet a challenge, interning at a high school consisting of 16-24 year old at risk youth seeking their high school diploma.
In the beginning, it was a challenge for me to work with this particular population due to negative experiences I have had in high school. As a teenager, I was bullied by my peers and this lowered my self-confidence. Going into my internship, it was difficult for me to approach students to start a working relationship with them. I feared what they would think of me or even if I was good enough to be their social worker. Additionally, the staff at the school seemed unwelcoming and expected me to act more as a tutor and run small errands for them. I had to clear up my position at a meeting and describe what my role entailed. It turned out that it was a miscommunication between the staff and my field instructor. This taught me a lot about the reality of life. In life I am learning to be proactive, speak up, and have confidence in myself.…

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