First steps

We have a student interning with us for the summer… a sweet girl from my alma matter who I got to drag along on field visits with me today.

I have to give her credit… so far she seems unfazed by anything she’s seen. What she’s heard about during downtime late on Friday afternoons hasn’t scared her off, either.

I admit to being careful in the selection of clients we saw today; I don’t suppose I needed to do that. But some things and some clients just make me too uncomfortable to have to deal with, without a student watching every bumbling move I make.


So rather than treating her to the guy who routinely answers the door in his underwear (!) or the lady in the house without a single place to sit or any of the really shady parts of town, we met with mostly regular clients and one who likes to talk. Alot. About everything imaginable. Inappropriate things, even.

It was fun. She barely raised an eyebrow.

8 thoughts on “First steps”

  1. Yah … we coould get a gang up and tag along!

    Serious … there are many college level interns in a variety of positions and fields around here. I am pretty impressed with their abilities and acceptance levels. They have learned a lot more about diversity and acceptance than we ever did.

  2. Ah, the little ducklings of life…real, and human.
    Your intern is fortunate to have someone like you to observe.

  3. When I was a home care nurse, I carefully selected my client list for visits with interns and students. I must admit I was surprised when some of them thought the better parts of the inner city were the “core.” I don’t think they were cut out to visit many of the place where the people would need them.

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