Internship Chronicles, Chapter 19: Jacqueline Kaskel

One fall day, a Student Prince decided to go on a little adventure. “It won’t be long before I have a career,” the Prince said, “so I’d better start preparing now.” So with some ’Berg education under their hat, and some connections in their back pocket, the Student Prince began forging their way through an internship.

We continue our web series, Internship Chronicles.

Chapter 19: Many Different Hats

Jaqueline Kaskel is a psychology and criminology double major with a minor in gender studies. She is from Delphos, Ohio; and after graduation, she plans to attend a graduate program to earn a Psy. D. in Forensic Psychology. This semester, she is an intern with the Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court.

How did you find your internship, or how did the internship find you?

I found this internship through one of my friends. My roommate recommended this internship because she really enjoyed it herself!

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What did you expect from your internship initially?

I really went into the internship with no expectations because it wasn’t really something I looked much into. After being there for a while you start to realize how many different hats they wear.

What really happens in your day-to-day work?

All of the days were really different! On some days there would be court hearings and on other days we would go and make visits to the youth center and the different schools to see the kids. 

What connections have you made?

I made many connections and even friends at this internship. The staff at the juvenile court is so great and personable. They were great to learn from and very professional and good at their jobs

What is the most valuable thing you’ll bring back to the classroom after this experience?

The most valuable thing that I learned was how important these people are in our society. Rarely in the classroom do we talk about how the people who work for juvenile probation affect our youth, and they are making such big impacts on these children. and their families.

If your internship was a book or a chapter in a book, what should it be titled?

“Many Different Hats.”

For more information on the Seneca County Juvenile and Probate court, visit their website

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