StreetLife Communities

Internship Location: Milwaukee

Organization Type: Nonprofit

Policy Areas: Healthcare, Human Rights and Social Welfare

Throughout the summer, I interned with StreetLife Communities, a volunteer organization with the goal to eradicate the effects of poverty. The organization provides resources to the homeless population in the city of Milwaukee, with an emphasis on addiction recovery and food insecurity. On the policy side, efforts are focused on promoting food security and access to health care. My internship was focused specifically on policy advocacy regarding at-risk youth, particularly those within the LGBTQ+ community. My work was specifically focused on bisexual youth and the compounding effects of homelessness on health and healthcare access. By the end of my internship, I wrote a policy brief and presented it to a panel of stakeholders in addition to publishing a paper