What is it like to be an intern in the Behavioral Health Department at Auberle? We sat down with Daisy Kosgey to gain her direct insight into her internship experience.
Meet Daisy Kosgey. To write that she is far away from home is an understatement. A total of 7,694 miles separates her from loved ones in Kenya, Africa. Daisy started her internship with the Behavioral Health Department last spring while pursuing her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Seton Hill University.
Question: What are your daily responsibilities?
Answer: Auberle is a great place to be a Behavioral Health intern because you have your own caseload of patients. Each and every day, I prepare client assessments, see patients for therapy, assist my fellow therapists in the department with whatever they need, and, of course, file paperwork.
Question: What do you enjoy most about your internship?
Answer: As therapists, I am amazed at just how connected we are to our clients. At first, I was a little overwhelmed but I learned to see my experiences and challenges at work as an opportunity to personally and professionally grow and develop. I also met a lot of wonderful people here who are very helpful in answering any questions I have. The department is very supportive. The best part though, was how my work is actually making a difference in people’s lives that truly need the help and are grateful to receive it.
Question: What recommendations do you have for other students about doing an internship with Auberle?
Answer: Everyone should do an internship. It is extremely eye opening and provides you with an incredible and invaluable experience. For me, Auberle is a great place to work not only because of the things you learn but because of how diverse the people and population we serve is.
Question: What are your goals after your internship?
Answer: After I graduate this spring, I plan to return home to Kenya with dreams of establishing a place like Auberle. I am touched at how truly the organization is connected to meeting the needs of the community. I hope to take everything I learned from my studies and internship back home so I can help families who are struggling in my country.
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