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  • Participating in an internship at Seattle University provides you with an on-the-job opportunity to work in an environment or organization which complements your academic course of study. Throuhg a successful internship you will:

    • Gain a broader perspective of your academic discipline;
    • Explore the "world of work" in a vocational or professional field of interest;
    • Experience a workplace organization during "real-time";
    • Engage in planning and organizing programs or projects within the organization;
    • Develop specific job skills and work experiences which better position you to obtain future employment or professional experiences after graduation;
    • Develop work ethic and maturity;
    • Foster connections with organizational employees and leaders to provide guidance and mentoring;
    • Explore the "fit" of an occupation or career prior to graduation
  • When I began looking for an internship, I knew I wanted to find a program that would allow me to apply a wide range of skills I had learned in my Strategic Communications classes. Amara, a small non-profit adoption agency that focuses on foster-to-adopt programs, has allowed me to learn more about what it is like to work in a non-profit development setting, and utilize my skills in strategic communications to really advocate for our cause. At Amara, I am able to take theories and case studies I learn in class, and apply them to my audience in a meaningful way. The best part about interning with Amara is that I know that my work has made a difference in helping more foster children find permanent, loving homes.

    Emily Nauseda, '12, Strategic Communications Amara Parenting & Adoption