Through the assistance of the Internship Coordinator (Dominique Blanc) in the College of Social & Behavioral Science, I was able secure an internship for the summer of 2017 with Logistic Specialties, Inc. (LSI). This was a paid internship in the area of Social Innovation & Workforce Initiatives. LSI’s Social Innovation & Workforce Initiatives are primarily responsible for delivering innovation through user-centered designed human services and interventions that drive social impact. In this role I was able to work on several projects relating to my academic and professional interests in the fields of I/O Psychology, Human Factors, and Positive Psychology. These projects not only allowed me to practice numerous skill sets, but also provided additional direction to my future academic and career goals. As an intern with LSI I was able to:
- Contribute to the architecture and automation of an employment barrier assessment, used enhance case management, candidate training, and overall economic growth through workforce initiatives.
- Assist in the design of a web-based supply chain and workforce tool in partnership with UAMMI and the SCI Institute at the University of Utah.
- Provide a brief analysis and suggested data display format for an employment skills survey utilized to assess the skill sets most critical to employers in diverse industries.
At the close of my internship I had the fortune of continuing on as a consultant with LSI for projects in the Social Innovation & Workforce Initiatives area. I couldn’t be more grateful for this wonderful opportunity, and I recognize and commend the College of Social & Behavioral Science for their assistance in finding and developing this superb internship.