Our Intern Relations Philosophy

Our Intern Relations Philosophy

One of the primary values at Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County (CSSW) is stewardship. We show this value in part through using our knowledge and resources not only to empower our clients, but also to empower the next generation of people interested in serving others. We believe that the purpose of internships is to support educational learning. We strive to provide meaningful growth and development opportunities under the direction of a qualified professional. Interns assume a responsible and comprehensive role that necessitates the application of knowledge and competencies acquired during course work, and demanded in their chosen professional field. Our supervisors treat their interns as professional equals while giving interns the opportunity to ask questions, make mistakes, and try new things in order to encourage the formation of the intern’s professional identity and abilities.