Daniela Garcia Mejia '17

Major: Psychology
Hometown:Mexico City, Mexico

Mount Union truly changed from being “school” to “my second home” because of my international friends. All of the international students are very united and have definitely become my family.  

Internship Positions

Internship work takes place four days per week for 15 weeks, with one day each week dedicated to coursework. The coursework is coordinated to complement the applied work experience. Courses are led by highly qualified instructors, including topics such as; intervention methods, early identification and diagnosis and assessment. 

Classroom: Interns work directly with children ages 18 months through 22 years in a classroom setting serving as behavioral coaches. They assist in implementing the child’s treatment and behavioral plan by teaching academic and self-help skills.

Outreach: Interns assist with community education, in-home programming, school district consultations, outcome assessments and curriculum development. 

Research: Interns collect and compile yearly assessment data, compile Individualized Education Program (IEP) data for former and current students, and examine the genetics, brain structure and cognitive skills of individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

Administrative: Interns assist in the process of compliance with various regulatory agencies, assist in the planning of training events, and record maintenance. This position focuses on healthcare 

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