Student Information

Student Name

Jillian Ebanks

Email

jileba@epsd.org

Academy

Bio-Med

Internship Information

Company/Organization: Shelter Our Sisters

Mentor(s):Rhona Feimster- Vega

Topic of Internship

Social Services

Background Information

Shelter Our Sisters assists women and children who are victims of domestic violence, including emotional, economic, sexual, and physical abuse. Shelter Our Sisters is Bergen County’s only nonprofit organization that provides safe housing, hotline counseling, and life-changing support services to thousands of women and children each year. Shelter Our Sisters is available 24 hours, seven days a week. Through community partnerships, Shelter Our Sisters raises awareness, provides services, and educates community members about domestic violence.

Summary of Internship

At Shelter Our Sisters, I do a variety of things. Some days I may do basic office work such as, filing papers, typing up documents, sending out letters, making copies, and making phone calls. But other days I get a sense of the field of Social Services. For Example, I get to watch some of the kids in the shelter. This is really great experience. After a day of filing papers, it is nice to watch a movie with some of the kids. This internship is a great learning experience. Just interacting with these women and children has taught me a lot. Also, I have learned a lot about the field of Social Services, and I want to have a career in it.

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