Student Information

Student Name

Kenya Barnes




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Shelter Our Sisters

Mentor(s):Rhona Feimster-Vega

Topic of Internship

Social Services

Background Information

Shelter Our Sisters is a non-profit organization that assists victims of domestic violence. This shelter provides thousands of women and children with housing, counseling, and the help they need for them to get back on their feet. Shelter Our Sisters also provides children with a safe place to stay and many different activities, making them feel comfortable and cared for. Shelter Our Sisters is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Through various community partnerships, this shelter strives to raise awareness and further educate community members about domestic violence.

Summary of Internship

At Shelter Our Sisters, tasks can go from filing papers and answering phones, to organizing fundraisers and taking care of children. As the volunteer director's assistant, I do a little bit of everything. I love working at this internship because it is easy to develop close relationships with both your co-workers and the victims there. Shelter Our Sisters not only teaches me more about domestic violence and other important professional skills, but it teaches me how to be a more caring and understanding human being.

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