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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.
The month of Purim is most known for the phrase משנכנס אדר מרבין בשמחה (Mishenichnas Adar marbin b’simcha!) and Rabbi Cohen spoke about our seemingly elusive search for happiness. We live in a country, in an age, where everyone is looking for happiness and yet they can’t seem to find it. Rabbi Cohen said that happiness comes from feeling validated, from feeling that you are on the right track and doing the right thing. As Jews, through the Torah – our guide – we can reach happiness. Chodesh Tov! (and Sameach!)
Students climbed out of their holes, clawed their way out of the library and saw the light of day (or evening) as they gathered for Rabbi Bamberger’s tisch to sigh with relief at the end of finals and look forward to a little vacation (and talk a little Torah).