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HPW Internship: LiFE of Hope Project

Posted by Deising, Deanna - June 19, 2017 - 2017 Internships, Community, HPW Internships, In-State

HPW Student Internship Experience – Suzanne Schreiner Summer 17′

Interning at LiFE OF HOPE was one of the best learning experiences of my college
career. The small office (only 1 full-time employee – the founder/executive director) allowed me to develop an amazing relationship with my supervisor as she mentored me professionally and personally. I was able to work with clients in crisis as they worked towards improving and maintaining their mental health. I also helped connect with the community to raise awareness of the organization and fundraise for events. I participated in a few committees for different events and programs as well. I helped to create documents for programs to continue their success as well as learned about all of the behind-thescenes budgeting, marketing, promotion, networking, outreach, and grant writing.

The student will complete 3-4 resume-building experiences from the categories below. Specific projects and outcomes may be added as addendum to this plan within the first 2 weeks of being on-site. Significant changes to the Objectives will be mutually agreed upon by the Internship site supervisor, the student intern, and the UWSP internship supervisor and documentation of these changes will be sent to the UWSP internship supervisor.


  1. Behavior:
    1. Will participate in/observe/facilitate community education forums, youth education &
      assessments, peer-to-peer support groups, and mental illness treatments.
    2. Help with peer group, client experience sessions, and community connections.
    3. QPR follow-up calls.
    4. Corporate health coaching shadowing with Mettie Spiess.
    5. Will be working on creating bullying and suicide curriculum for school districts with Mettie
  2. Promotion and Marketing:
    1. Will support/write/engage in social media posts, print and newsletter publications, poster
      posting and campaigns around the community, emails and event promotions.
    2. Pass out materials to partners.
    3. Work with the 5K committee
    4. Poster/brochure distribution
      1. Scream brochures/posters
      2. 5K posters/brochures
      3. HOPE posters/brochures
    5. Marketing committee meetings
    6. Will be working on creating speaking opportunities for Mettie Spiess and I to attend
  3. Organizational Experiences:
    1. Will learn how to budget for a non-profit and how to write grant proposals and speaking
      engagement proposals
    2. Call on potential corporate sponsors
    3. Go with Deeatra to “pitch” why they should support LOH through a financial contribution
    4. Will call churches/professional groups for small donations
      1. Catholic churches – Human Parish Committee

On-Site Supervisor:
Deeatra Kajfosz
139 N. Main Street
Suite 104
West Bend, WI 53095

32 – 40+ hours/week


UW-Stevens Point Students Who Completed Internship

  • Suzanne Schreiner, Summer 2017 (pictured above)

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