Service Learning Internship
Lori’s Hands connects college students with individuals affected by chronic illness through community health service learning. Students visit community members in their own homes, providing not only tangible help with household tasks, but also companionship and invaluable support navigating the healthcare system. Community members offer students the unique opportunity to learn about health and healthcare from the patient perspective and to autonomously provide support in a community setting.
Lori’s Hands builds mutually beneficial partnerships between community members with chronic illness and college students, fostering empathy, connection, and resilience. Students provide practical assistance to support community members’ independence at home, and community members share their health and life experiences to support students’ learning.
Intern responsibilities may include any combination of the following:
- Visit client(s) weekly to provide companionship and assistance with activities of daily living
- Assist Program Assistant in collecting content for social media
- Assist in data collection and surveying of volunteers and clients
- Assist in outreach and engagement activities with other local universities and referral sites
- Attend biweekly discussions about program topics
- Engage with community stakeholders and assist in fundraising efforts