Jessica Hendricks, LSW
Winter/Spring 2019 Intern
Jessica obtained a social work license, and is now a waiver case manager for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Jessica will be starting a Masters in Social Work in 2022.
“I am able to utilize and work well with interpreters as I had a lot of practice with this at IIM. I also am able to advocate and direct those with immigration related questions to appropriate sources/resources- such as and wanting a legal name change for a naturalized citizen. And hopefully being more culturally aware after having worked with diverse communities through the International Institute of Minnesota in Immigration Services.”
Fall 2021 Intern
Sean currently drives for FedEx. Sean became a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and started working in a case management role before seeking a change of pace.
“I liked the work environment at the Institute, how everyone comes into work each day. I liked the work itself, again it felt meaningful and I knew that I was helping out people who, in pretty much every instance, were probably in a tougher or more challenging spot in life than I am.”
Summer 2020 Intern
Izzy is a current student at Macalester College, and an upcoming engineering analyst at Securian Financial.
“The people that I got to work with at the Institute were extremely supportive, hard-working and compassionate. Everyone I interacted with was willing to answer any questions I had and help me if I had an issue with my work. I learned invaluable information on the US immigration process, got the chance to develop my communication skills, and had the opportunity to work in a professional office setting.”