Impassioned Internships

   Some students want to experience something new in their junior and senior years of high school. Internships have become popular among the upperclassmen at Liberty North with new learning opportunities and more freedom than a typical schedule.

   “It has definitely made me realize what I want to do in the future so that I don’t have to question where I want to go to college or what I want to study,” senior Chloe Miles said. 

   Miles is interning at Long Veterinary Clinic in Kearney, Missouri. With this, tasks aren’t just pen and pencil like other methods that may be used when working with students.

  “I thought it wouldn’t be so hands-on. I didn’t think I would get to work with the kids as much as I got to, so it’s just nice getting to create that bond with them,” senior Hayley Boomgaarden said. 

   Boomgaarden loves working with children, and has an internship working at Franklin Elementary School. Many interns are learning how to act in a professional environment and putting their new social skills to use.

   “I’ve definitely learned to ask questions and to not be shy or scared, and to really just get to know people because they’re just there to help,” Miles said. 

   Miles enjoys seeing the relationships the other people at her clinic have and how well they get along with each other. These internship opportunities give students a trial-run in their possible future careers.

   “It’s just helped me realize that this is what I want to do with my career. So, in a way I guess it’s made me more sure,” Boomgaarden said.