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Sharing the Excitement: Welcoming Our Summer Interns

Get to know our summer Accounting and Workforce Innovations interns in this quick Q&A.

Jun 1, 2022

young people working together

By Lauren Hampel, Coordinator, Communications & Development

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, The Health Collaborative is excited to welcome our summer interns!

This summer, we welcome Grace Kelly, Selma Cikaric, and Jacob Stone to the THC team.

young people working together

Grace and Selma, both MHSA students at Xavier University, will be joining our Workforce Initiatives team to help support and execute the TAP Health Summer Academy. Jacob, a student at the University of Cincinnati, will be joining our accounting team and supporting them through budget forecasting and billing.

We were lucky enough to chat with these three during their first week at THC, where we learned more about them and what they’re looking forward to during their summer with us.

Q: We are so excited to have you guys on our team for the summer! What are you most looking forward to?
Grace: I am most looking forward to sharing my passion for healthcare with high school students and exposing them to careers in the field. I am so excited to enter this industry myself once I graduate from my master’s program, and I love sharing this excitement with high school students who are considering a career in healthcare too.

“I am so excited to enter this industry myself… and I love sharing this excitement with high school students who are considering a career in healthcare too.”

- Grace Kelly

Workforce Innovation Intern

Q: What is your favorite part of the job so far?
Jacob: I like how encouraging my co-workers are. They are very understanding and are always willing to help me.

Q: Do you have any goals for yourself in your new position?
Selma: My main goal is to assist the Workforce Innovation team in planning and executing their TAP Health Summer Academy and introduce high school students in the tri-state to different educational opportunities from our local health systems and organizations.

Q: What is your favorite stress relieving activity outside of work, and why?
Selma: I love reading! There’s nothing better than reading a good book with my cat, Louie, snuggled next to me.
Jacob: To relieve stress, I enjoy mowing my lawn; it is soothing to just ride and relax my mind.

Q: Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Grace: My family visited Kiawah Island, South Carolina almost every summer when I was growing up. I am a beach girl through and through, and Kiawah is definitely my happy place.

Good luck to all of our summer interns as they dig into their projects and help us solve some of healthcare’s toughest challenges together! Watch for internship opportunities posted regularly on THC’s Careers page, and learn more about TAP Health and other Workforce Innovation initiatives here.


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