Megan is the outpatient intern at Chestnut Health Systems. Chestnut Health Systems
is an organization that focuses on substance abuse and addiction recovery. Specifically,
Megan works with adolescents recovering from substance addiction in group therapy
sessions, either observing a clinician or leading sessions of her own. Sessions she
often participates in focus on topics such as drug education, relapse prevention,
and life skills.
Coming into this semester, Megan had previous experience working with children, and
with this internship had gained the experience of working in a clinical setting. Considering
behavioral medicine as a potential career path, this internship has helped make strides
toward her goal to work in this field.
This experience has helped me develop so many skills critical to my future career,
but there is one that I will always keep with me: every individual has a story. It
is so easy to assume you know someone, but you cannot possible begin to understand
them until you have taken the time to listen and learn what they have gone through.
This skill in particular will benefit me in the future when I continue to cross paths
with individuals whose stories may vary wildly from my own.
Have you ever wondered what internships you can do with a specific major? Are you
curious about where IWU students intern?
The Hart Career Center has compiled IWU student internships over the past five years
and paired them with the intern's major (or majors) at Illinois Wesleyan. Have fun
exploring internship options!
The Hart Career Center assists students with attaining their future career goals - supporting students while
they are in school and after they graduate! Some of the Career Center services include:
Career guidance and exploration
Internship planning and search support
Resume development and practice interviews
Graduate and professional school preparation
Job search and recruiting assistance
The Career Center coordinates the centralized campus internship program and maintains Handshake, an updated online database of internships and post-graduate job opportunities. Visit
the Hart Career Center early and often to keep your career plans on a successful path.