Family Watch is a great organization to intern with because they provide a lot of experiences for learning and growth at your own pace. My supervisor Karen has been so patient with me and she is always willing to answer questions and work around my busy schedule. I feel that I have become a lot more educated on family topics in the time that I have interned here, and I have more confidence in researching and discussing topics that are generally considered sensitive. I highly recommend applying for an internship with Family Watch.
What I wish was different
There was a bit of a learning curve when I first began because I didn't know a lot of the terms and organizations that I was researching, but I was able to pick it up fast with the help of my supervisor. I can't think of anything that I wish had been different.
The advice I would give for anyone starting an internship with Family Watch is to continuously assess where you can grow and improve throughout your internship. I set goals for myself each week for what I wanted to do better on and I found that I was able to get more out of the projects and research. The mindset you have really makes a difference in your experience.