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This year’s student government elections were a no-nonsense, serious affair. Gone are the days of campaign speech promises that fall by the wayside as soon as you enter office. This year’s nominees vowed to make time for their constituents, listen to what they have to say and work hard on their behalf. Students responded with the highest voter turnout to date. And POTLCMSG* has almost as nice a ring as POTUS**.
For college students, summer internships are valued opportunities that provide rich learning experience and hands-on training in their chosen professions. At LCM, students actively pursue, and attain, internships in fields that give them a brief taste of their future careers. This summer, Touro visited six students at their respective internship sites to learn more about their responsibilities on the job, their work environments, and what advice they’d give to other students pursuing internships.
In his clinical psychology internship at Queens Hospital Center’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Department, Jacob (more commonly known as Moshe) Weinger worked with elementary school children who had challenging psychological issues. “Kids came with a range of disorders spanning ADHD to PTSD, but the common denominator among them was that they all had some type of learning or behavioral disorder…We had children who are on the autism spectrum and those who just needed a little help getting ahead in school.” Most of them, he adds, were from low-income homes in Queens. “Some had sustained repeated abuse and neglect, and at least one (if not more) lived in a homeless shelter,” he said.