Congratulations to Emily Wirtz who has been named Ashland University’s December Intern of the Month! Emily graduated in December and majored in Pychology, Creative Writing, and Religion. During her internship she worked as an Outreach and Prevention Assistant at Safe Haven, a rape crisis and domestic violence center.
Emily assisted in rebranding general marketing materials as well as created a new set of marketing materials to be used on campus. She also researched and assisted in the creation of new programs, including a college-geared social media platform, college-age support group for sexual assault survivors, and teaching curriculum for high school and college students. Additionally, she had the opportunity to attend training in advocacy and awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence. Emily continually worked directly with the Title IX committee of AU to improve policy and support for all students.
“The subject matter of this internship has prepared me to do ground-level work with people in need. It has given me the tools to care for others and myself in stressful and high-risk situations, such as those present in circumstances of domestic violence and sexual violence. Additionally, the internship, and more specifically my supervisor, has provided me with the social and business etiquette to function and excel in the workplace, no matter who I am working with. Working in this environment has showed me how to raise my voice for important issues and be respectful while doing so.”
The Career Services Center is so glad you achieved a great deal at your internship, Emily. We hope the skills and knowledge you obtained will continue to benefit you on your career path. Thank you for sharing your experience with us and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.