Hi everyone! My name is Julia Wright and I am a junior Human Services major at the University of Delaware. I am currently completing a 50 hour internship here at the Wilmington HOPE Commission. Following graduation, I plan to get my masters of social work and pursue a career working with adolescents. I was so glad to learn about the Wilmington Hope Commission and get offered the opportunity to complete my field placement here. I believe strongly in the mission and values of the HOPE commission and thought it would be a great fit for me. I began my internship here on February 25, 2021.

I have learned so much during my time here and it has been really helpful to see the behind the scenes work that goes on in a human services organization. I feel like I have gained very meaningful experiences so far being able to shadow staff members and get a glimpse into what responsibilities they each have. I have really enjoyed being able to interact with members of the program as well. The staff and program members have all made me feel so welcome here and I am extremely grateful for their willingness to help me grow as a future professional in the field. The HOPE commission is such an important organization, that I am so proud to say I have been a small part of.