The Nature Of The Internship I Have Secured For The Second Semester Of This Upcoming Year

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In the following proposal I will detail the nature of the internship I have secured for the second semester of this upcoming year as well as explore the academic skills I will learn as they relate to the curriculum at Kildonan. I expect that my independent inquiry in the Fall through Edge will complement this work.

Psychology has always been something in which I have had a deep interest. I am fascinated by the reasons behind individuals’ actions and by the chemical responses in the brain, and I have always had a particular interest in child psychology. Over the summer I took part in a academic program in Paris called Oxbridge. While studying there, my major was Psychology and Psychoanalysis. We used the case study method in which we observe the subjects and record data to study key personality disorders and also examined the brain and cognition. I found myself eager at the end of class every day to dive deeper into each topic. Since it was only a summer program, my learning was limited. Fortunately EDGE provides the perfect opportunity for me to pursue this subject in far greater depth. In researching opportunities for internships, I came across a body of work which relates to attachment theory, studying the dynamics of family interactions. Before I was able to be diagnosed as dyslexic, I had a period of refusing to go to school, wanting only to stay with my Mother. In time, I realized that my difficulties with learning explained more about why I refused to leave my Mom…

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