Ackerman Cancer Center

social work intern

April 2019 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

The work atmosphere at Ackerman Cancer Center allows all of the employees to feel like family. There is a level of trust, warmth, and sense of reliability felt between the staff members that transfers to how we treat our patients. In addition, it was an eye opening experience for me as I am interested in the medical social work field. Working alongside oncology social workers and interacting with patients provided me with invaluable lessons and experiences that I will use moving forward with my education

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have had a more consistent schedule. I had to balance the internship with obligations from my second job halfway through the semester and I was required to ask for a large amount of time off for trainings and being out of town. Luckily, the center is very flexible and allowed me the time off, but I wish I could have dedicated more time to them during the summer


Never be afraid to reach out to places that you are interested in. When I applied for this internship, I was simply completing the application online at first. However, I reached out to someone because I had a few questions regarding the application and a recommendation letter I wanted to submit. The person immediately called me back to schedule an in-person interview.
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