Three Sociology majors presented reports on their Internship experiences Wednesday, April 1 in Heth Hall. Tiffany Goins, above, currently is interning at Partnership for Access to Healthcare, a regional inter-agency committee working to alleviate barriers to healthcare in the New River Valley. As a PATH intern, Goins focuses on poliicy issues associated with health disparities.
Deryk Jackson interned as an administrative assistant with ACCESS AIDS Care, a non-profit organization providing care and prevention services to families impacted by HIV/AIDS. Jackson has done two internships and received a job offer there.
Dr. Beth Lyman, Associate Professor of Sociology and Internship Coordinator, hosted the event, which was sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Center for Social and Cultural Research (CSCR).
Chelsea Sayers initially interned with Beans and Rice, Inc., and now is continuing her involvement there as an Americorps volunteer. She currently is a Family Engagement and Donations Coordinator working with Pulaski County High School in their After-school Cougar Enrichment program.
Chris Saraceni, a 2010 RU Sociology alumnus, is now Communications Lead at Beans and Rice, Inc. and is seeking assistance from current Sociology students. Beans and Rice assists low and moderate income families through hunger relief, after-school programs, job creation, and savings programs.