Meet Master of Social Work Intern – Emmanuelle Seino

For graduate-level Social Work students, internships are a transformative piece of their journey. This invaluable experience bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world application. Each year, Community Healthcare of Texas Social Work interns become key members of our hospice and palliative care teams as we work together to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients and those who love and care for them. 

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Emmanuelle Seino, a student in the Master of Social Work (MSW) program at Tarleton State University and Community Healthcare of Texas Social Work Intern. Scheduled to graduate in July 2024, Emmanuelle shares insights into her journey, from what initially drew her to social work to how her internship experience prepares her for her career aspirations.

Why did you choose to pursue a career in social work?

Social work just spoke to me as something I was interested in learning more about. I took some time to see what I thought would be best for me and how I could use my skills of empathy and compassion, and social work was the perfect fit.

Why did you choose to join Community Healthcare of Texas for your internship placement?

I am currently a Certified Nurse Assistant and have experience caring for patients receiving hospice services. Because of this, I wanted to learn more about hospice and all that was available for patients, so I asked to be placed at Community Healthcare of Texas for my internship.

While there may not be a “typical” day in your role, describe some of your responsibilities during your internship.

A significant part of my responsibilities involves connecting with patients to assess their well-being and identify any needs they may have. This often includes connecting them with community resources.

Is there anything that has surprised you about working with our patients?

One of the most surprising aspects of working with our patients has been encountering individuals who are unexpectedly young. While intellectually, I understood that life-limiting illnesses can affect people of any age, witnessing the reality of it firsthand has been profoundly moving.

Have you decided on a social work specialization after graduation? If so, what?

After graduation, I plan to pursue a career as a hospital social worker. As I embark on my career journey, I also remain open to exploring new opportunities and expanding my skill set.

How has your experience with Community Healthcare of Texas prepared you for your future career?

I have had the opportunity to develop practical skills as I’ve worked directly with our patients. This has solidified my commitment to pursuing a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. It has affirmed my belief in the transformative power of social work.

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