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Caritas of Austin

Summer 2020Site Review

Position: Administrative Intern
Student: Urban Studies & Management Information Systems Junior

Student Name: Steven Ding

Caritas of Austin is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending homelessness in Austin. Caritas aims to achieve this by focusing on housing first and really getting folks experiencing homelessness into housing. I found Caritas through the Senate of College Councils (a student organization I am in) where the leader of Caritas came to speak to us. I was intrigued by Caritas bold mission and wanted to get involved.

As an MIS major, I was thrilled to have my position at Caritas as an administrative intern where a lot of the work that I am doing revolves around updating Caritas technical infrastructure. My current project is centered around updating Caritas training modules to be more streamlined and inclusive. Additionally, I also worked on the training material for the staff to ensure that they are competent in using Caritas technical systems.

My favorite apart about interning at Caritas has been the feeling that my work is positively impacting the community. Usually technical jobs/internships are often for big corporations, but it’s been a great experience using my technical expertise to help a nonprofit instead. I hope that I will continue to be involved in Caritas no matter where my future career may take me.

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    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508