Several local nonprofits benefit from a summer internship program provided through Leadership Greater McHenry County (LGMC). This program brings interested college students into the intricate workings of nonprofits, gives them a look at nonprofit impact and they are assigned projects to complete. It is a comprehensive 8-week program and Julie Tompkins interned at the clinic. We are thankful for the time she spend with us and we asked her to share her thoughts on her internship.
Summer Intern, Julia Tompkins “During my internship, I had several projects that were geared towards helping the staff of FHPC continue to work effectively during COVID-19. They included: creating workflows for clinical and office processes that would help standardize and streamline those processes, as well as aid in the training of new staff; updating the resource guide that clinical staff use to refer clients to anything they might need; creating remote work policies for staff that are now working from home; and data gathering and analysis around presumed COVID patients that the clinic had seen during the initial months of the outbreak. All of these projects were centered around helping the clinic staff going forward, but I could not have completed these projects successfully without their support and encouragement. FHPC is an amazing environment, and I am so grateful to everyone there for bringing me into their community this summer. And, yes, I wear my mask for you!”