Khadijah Dixon Internship at Philadelphia Juvenile Probation

Random workplace picture.

Random workplace picture.


“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel”.  A quote by Maya Angelou explains my experience thus far. Although working in this environment is stressful at times and we all had moments were we forgot what someone said, but from what I saw we all had good feelings toward each other. Having been at my internship now for over a month, I have truly learned a great deal. Some of the things I learned thus far how important it is to look over names carefully because it makes a big difference when you are looking it up especially when you are sharing with others. Also I learned how to effective multitask. At times I have struggled with it, but since doing my internship I have seen that sometimes multitasking on certain things helps make the task going faster. An example would be while I’m doing the referrals, I will write an email about the education records while looking for the information that belongs on the cover page.

Also I have learned how important it is to be patient because sometimes people may not be at their desk so they may not be able to give you what you need. But usually I would work on another task. I would say that interning in the Training and Evaluations unit has exceeded my expectations because we do a lot more than training and evaluations. We make sure the appropriate paper work goes to the right facilities and departments along with other things. I would say the most surprising thing that has occurred at my internship was being at the sheriff’s station for about an hour. That was surprising because of all my task I had never imagined that helping at the sheriffs desk to be one of them. While at the desk I had to call the parole officers and inform them that the juvenile was there. Also I had to make sure that the juveniles signed in. Overall being a sheriff for an hour was not bad at all.

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