Intern Student Feature: Alexis Armstrong

Alexis Armstrong

Raegan Kardokus, Reporter

“Alexis has been giving presentations to the students during her internship with River Valley Counseling. Awesome work,” Cindy Mitchell, Howe Business Instructor.

Alexis Armstrong, a 12th grader at Howe High School, is an intern for Angie Duncan at River Valley Counseling Services. She interns the first and second hours of every day during the week.

Q: What kind of work do you do at your internship?

A: I work with Angie Brown at Monroe School. She is a counselor, so I work with kids a lot. We have monthly sessions with the kids and we go over something different every time.

Q: Did you choose your placement? Why or why not?

A: I didn’t choose my placement. I knew I wanted to do something with Pyschology but I didn’t know anywhere to go. Mrs. Mitchell was a major lifesaver and found my internship with Angie.

Q: In what ways has your internship had a positive impact on you as a student?

A: My internship has gotten my out of my comfort zone. It has given me real experience in what I am wanting to do when I grow up.

Q: Who do you intern for? What is your schedule?

A: I intern for Angie Brown with River Valley Counseling. I go to Monroe School and I am there from 8:30-9:30.

Q: How has the internship has prepared you for life after high school?

A: My internship has shown me how to work with other people and also how take initiative. This internship has given me hands on experiences with with actual patients.

Q: What have you learned from your internship?

A: I have learned so much from my internship. I learned that this is exactly what I want to be doing when I graduate. It has also taught me leadership.

Q: What advice would you give other students about the internship, that are thinking about internship?

A: I would tell them it is a great opportunity and that they should do it. They would get real experiences with what they are wanting to do.

Q: Is there anything else you would like to share about your internship?

A: I really appreciate the chance to be doing my internship and I enjoy it very much.