WHIV’s Connection to Odyssey House

My favorite part about interning at WHIV New Orleans is being connected to Odyssey House. Odyssey House is a substance abuse and HIV/AIDS rehabilitation center for people of all ages in New Orleans. Located in Mid City, the Odyssey House family works to help not only substance abusers and those living with HIV/AIDS but their employees and interns. As a public health major, Odyssey House showed me all of the programs they offer and information about how I can use my major and apply it to the practice. They gave me a tour of the rehabilitation center and let me meet a few members. I was even lucky enough to run a few segments with the administrative team on our talk radio.

With this internship I have gained a perspective on which fields of public health I am most interested in. I am also seriously considering working for Odyssey House in the near future. I valued the family aspect of how well Odyssey House treats their staff and interns, even if they are working as part of their radio station. I have set new goals for what I want to achieve this academic year thanks to Odyssey House and plan on visiting and possibly interning during the academic year. As far as my goals, I was able to accomplish every single one and set more this summer. However, I couldn’t have done this amazing internship without help from the Newcomb College Institute and their support.

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