Intern Izzy Spriggs plans to continue on in social work
Jul 29, 2020
Izzy Spriggs attends Indiana University Bloomington and plans to plans to graduate in May 2021 with a degree in psychology and minors in German and sociology.
“I enjoy working with people with disabilities,” said Izzy. “I am also am interested in developing volunteer coordination skills.”
As the lead intern of the summer cohort, Izzy worked on a wide range of projects with Rise’s Advancement team. She helped develop programs and initiatives for Employee Recognition Week, organized community building for the fellow summer interns during the summer, and set up mock job interviews by connecting interviewers with people Rise serves.
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my internship,” Izzy said, “was helping build community among the interns, which helped us establish a long-lasting connection to Rise. I think a lot of the interns hope to return to work with Rise again in some capacity.”
Following her graduation next year, Izzy plans to continue on in a graduate social work program, and hopes to work within nonprofit organizations as a social worker.