Meet Sheima, AAFSC’s new intern!

March 21, 2017

My name is Sheima. I’m the new Development & Communications and Youth program intern. I come Monday-Friday 2pm-5pm.  I’m 16 years old, I’m from Yemen and I live in Brooklyn, New York with my family. I’m 11th grade and I  go to The Brooklyn International High School. My interests are human rights and psychology. My favorite subject in school is English because it has a lot of writing, and I like writing and typing on the computer. My interest out of school is writing poetry in Arabic. My dream job is to be a social worker or psychologist. This is my first week at the Arab-American Family Support Center. I’m here for my internship from school to collect credits for my grade to be able to pass to the next level. This is a working process that we do in school to train ourselves for future jobs, and take a closer view of professional life in New York. We prepare ourselves for the future through this internship because we get to learn many things through this process. I chose to be at AAFSC because this center helps immigrants and people who are new to this country. I’m an immigrant as well. I was once new  here too. When I first came to the United States I was 9 years old. It felt overwhelming to be new in a country where I don’t know anything about life in it. Therefore I wanted to take the step to work in this center and help new immigrants and learn more in this space.