Spring Interns of 2019

Meet Lexi! Lexi grew up in Ankeny, Iowa, but now attends Iowa State University and will be graduating in May! She is majoring in Child, Adult, and Family Services, and also has a minor in Spanish. Lexi has always had a passion for serving others, so being a Family Services Intern at the Ronald McDonald House has been a perfect fit!

Through her experiences interning at the Ronald McDonald House, Lexi has really enjoyed meeting and connecting with families that are staying at the House. Getting to know the families has really helped to her to realize the true impact the Ronald McDonald House has on families, even those that just stay for a night are truly grateful for our services! Although Lexi doesn’t have any set plans upon graduation, she hopes that she can find a job that will allow her to keep serving others in need like she has been doing at the House this semester!

Meet Breann! Breann is originally from Boone, IA but is currently living in Beaverdale, IA. In May she will be graduating from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Family Services with an emphasis in Child Life! After her internship at the Ronald McDonald House she will be completing courses through Signature Healthcare in West Des Moines to obtain her CNA. Her career goal is to become a Certified Child Life Specialist, so obtaining her CNA will allow her to advance in the medical field and become one step closer to her goal as a Child Life Specialist. Breann also loves to travel, so she is hoping to visit many different places! Her ultimate career goal would be to work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Breann’s internship at the Ronald McDonald House has allowed her to see how families interact inside and outside of their hospital experience. She hopes to visit other Ronald McDonald Houses during her travels. In November, she will be moving to North Carolina with her boyfriend, Jake, where he will be continuing his military career and she will be perusing her Child Life career. She is sad to leave the Ronald McDonald House, but she is excited for what her future holds!

Meet Haley! Haley is from Ames, Iowa. In May, she will be graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in Health and Human Physiology. After graduation, Haley plans to attend graduate school to earn her master’s degree in Health Administration.

Haley’s internship experience at the Ronald McDonald House has helped prepare her for her future career in Health Administration. During her internship Haley answered the phones, accepted donations, greeted guests, managed the front desk, and was a resource for the families staying at the House making them feel right at home.