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Elizabeth Burnett

Major: Kinesiology and Health

Company/Organization: The American Red Cross
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Title: Disaster Cycle Services Intern
Destination: Des Moines, IA
Timeframe: Spring 2017

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I was responsible for...
My responsibilities included: Management of The Pillowcase Project in Central Iowa Recruitment and planning for the Home Fire Campaign Marketing Red Cross services at events Supporting volunteer training events Providing disaster assistance to victims in Central Iowa Resource and Referral Guide work General Office Work

I accomplished...
I exceeded personal goals that I had set for myself at the inception of this internship.

I learned...
Community and Public Health work is not limited to clinical or government job settings.

Advice for others...
Explore internship opportunities to find the correct fit. Job shadow for a day or two before you make a decision. Don't limit yourself to "obvious" positions. Step completely out of your comfort zone. Try something that is unfamiliar to you!

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