Fall 2016 — One of the many goals of the PROMISE program is to engage students in meaningful projects while collaborating with mentors, which develops professional capacities and gives students a glimpse of post-graduation work life. Students work 40 hours per week during the 10-week program on a variety of projects.
As a PROMISE intern this summer, Cheyla Moranchel partnered with the School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences to examine child poverty in Oregon. Moranchel, a double major in public health and human development and family sciences, analyzed family structures in rural and urban communities. The internship gave Moranchel hands-on experience and a better understanding of future work possibilities.