I liked that I was able to create my own role at The Fountains. I got to pursue the areas of wellness I was interested in and perform my own research. The wellness team was extremely kind, helpful, and wanted to help me achieve my goals.
What I wish was different
It was odd living at The Fountains for a summer because I worked right down the hall and lived with the residents I helped. It saved me money as they provided meals for me as well, but definitely took some getting used to.
This is a great internship for really anyone interested in healthcare or wellness. They tailor the internship specifically for you. I asked for PT shadowing opportunities, and they arranged for me to shadow at their sister community in Palm Beach Gardens. It was a great experience, so I am glad I asked and made sure they knew what I was interested in and what my goals were. Also, explore Melbourne because its a really unique place with lots of beaches.