Before the COVID-19 pandemic turned this and many other internships remote, Kellie was mostly doing secretarial and disaster response duties. The most rewarding aspect of this work was helping house fire victims by giving them financial support and connecting them to mental health caseworkers.
Once her internship went remote, Kellie switched to more project-based work.
“I helped virtualize some of our in-person training modules and supported my supervisor in the creation of an entirely new housing placement model,” she says. “The hardest adjustment between in person work and virtual for me was figuring out how to manage my time. I pursued many different projects during the virtual half of my internship and if I had not figured out how to set aside time for them all, I would have been swamped.”