On April 1st, 2021, I started my journey of looking for an internship to be placed at for my senior year placement. For a senior in the Social Work program at Metropolitan State University, one of the requirements for graduation is to complete a set of hours as an intern at an agency. I immediately knew that I wanted to work with people and help them meet their goals. I had a list of agencies to choose from, but Daily Work’s name grabbed my attention. I decided to do some research and I instantly knew that this is the kind of agency I wanted to be a part of.
After going through Daily Work’s values and mission, I wished if my family had access to Daily Work when we first came to the United States. My family and I immigrated to the United States in April 2012 and that’s when everything looked grey. My older siblings were in need of jobs but did not know where to start from or whom to contact. Being a new resident in the United States was one of the hardest things my family had to go through. I remember one of my older siblings was feeling hopeless about finding jobs because she wasn’t confident in her English speaking skills. She would always be scared to fill out job applications because she wasn’t sure if she was filling out the application right. Seeing my family and others around me struggle with basic needs made me want to become someone that can advocate for those who are in need and provide resources such as job searching, finding housing, and other opportunities.
Fast forward today, I am a case manager intern at Daily Work that helps job seekers search for jobs, housing, create or strengthen their resumes. Most of my job seekers are immigrants who are seeking jobs and for whom English is not their first language. I had the opportunity to provide support for a job seeker that needed assistance with technology usage. I was able to guide them through how to login into their email and sort out their emails. Sometimes job seekers come in to get help filling out important forms such as SNAP, cash assistance or medical assistance.
There are many people who are struggling to find jobs due to barriers and are not aware of how useful Daily Work could be to them. Are you someone who struggle to find or sustain employment? Do you have a friend or a family member who is struggling to find employment or housing? Daily Work would be the right agency for you. Daily Work’s mission is to help job seekers build connections with their community and others to support employment and develop professional life skills to maintain employment. Daily Work is committed to acknowledging each individual’s needs by providing personalized, caring, and comprehensive assistance by focusing on each individual’s goals and area of interest.