#2 MIRC Expectations and Surprises

Going into this internship I wasn’t really sure what to expect. One thing I didn’t foresee was how new and difficult the tasks would be. I have never felt so challenged in the work place. I have also never learned so much. I was exposed to situations and conditions that I have never experienced or had an awareness of. There were many moments where I was doing something I had never done. There were moments when I had so many questions. There were also moments where I finally knew what I needed to do and how I could best help our clients. Something that I was surprised by was how emotional and intense this experience would be. Some of our clients are in very intense and traumatic situations. I had to learn how to best support and empower them while also paying attention to my own mental health.

Telana K

Student at Umich.

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