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Your experiences — whether good or bad — are treasured because they are yours. In some cases, you earned your stories by overcoming pain and making it through difficult circumstances. This is why you need to protect them. Strategic sharing means determining in advance what information... Read more »
Earlier this summer, individuals, communities and organizations celebrated diversity in our gender and sexual identities during LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Pride Month. But, have you ever wondered what LGBT and being an “ally” mean? Knowing some key terms and concepts, like... Read more »

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In a perfect world, trusting, honest, and respectful relationships would be the norm. Every relationship would be free of physical, verbal, emotional, or sexual abuse. Sadly, dating violence is more common than we... Read more »

By Nathan Cunningham 

Get this: nearly 1 in 5 people living in the U.S. has a disability.[1] That’s a huge number adding up to more than 50 million people! In fact, many of your family members, friends, and... Read more »

There is an amazing transition that can happen for foster care youth and alumni when they work as advocates for change in the foster care system. When youth first become advocates in the system, they are often asked to share the struggles of their story so an audience can get an emotional... Read more »

As I settled into my internship here at the CDC in the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), I developed a weekly routine and began working on multiple projects. Two of these early projects, both research-oriented, really stood out as both interesting to me and important for the... Read more »

My internship is almost over now and I have learned a lot about the government and working for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to my internship, I did not have a structured plan of what I was going to do after graduation.

I'd like to think I have the best internship out there. I've already traveled to nine cities, almost all of them in different states, doing the work I'm most passionate about: training states and youth on youth development in the foster care system in order to hopefully make the system better.... Read more »

This is my fourth week into my internship, and it has been fun and extremely educational. I have learned so much about what our government is doing to provide services and the amount of extensive research that goes into providing those services.  

As my internship draws to a close, I am thankful for the  opportunities that have been given to me. My internship with the Office of  Adolescent Health (OAH) has been eye-opening. I am unsure how these past three months  have passed so quickly. I have been fortunate to have had an experience... Read more »

Working at the National Highway  Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a unique experience. It is very  different compared to other internships that my friends have elsewhere in  Washington, DC.

My internship with the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has  been incredible so far. I honestly expected that a fair portion of my  internship would involve fetching coffee, making copies, and answering phones. But  I have been pleasantly surprised, as I am working on projects that are  ... Read more »


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