Meet Our Intern Amanda

Amanda Thalacker is an intern at Vinland’s residential chemical health program. She is currently earning a degree from the University of North Dakota in Rehabilitation Human Services with an emphasis on mental health and substance abuse. Amanda’s expected graduation date is May 2015. Why are you interested in your field of study? I enjoy helping […]

Meet Our Intern Mick

Mick McClellan is an intern for Vinland’s residential chemical health program. He is currently earning a degree in addiction counseling from Minneapolis Community & Technical College. Mick’s expected graduation date is fall of 2015. Why are you interested in your field of study? I believe I have the ability to make a difference in people’s lives, specifically in […]

Meet Our Intern Don

Don Raasch  is an intern at Vinland’s residential chemical health program. He is currently earning a degree from Adler Graduate School of Psychology  studying co-occurring disorders, marriage and family therapy, and working towards his license in addiction counseling. Don’s expected graduation date is fall of 2015. Why are you interested in your field of study? It’s something I’ve […]

Meet Our Intern Tonya

Tonya Olson is an intern at Vinland Center’s outpatient chemical health program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is attending Hazelden’s Graduate School of Addiction Studies, where she is earning a masters in addiction treatment and advanced coursework in co-occurring mental health disorders. Her expected graduation date is April 2015. Why are you interested in addiction treatment? Growing up […]

Meet Our Intern Amy

Amy Nord is an intern at Vinland’s residential chemical health program. She is currently earning a graduate degree in social work from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities with an expected graduation date of May 2015. Why are you interested in social work? I’m interested in clinical social work – it fits with my world view […]

Meet Our Intern Claire

Claire Wicklander is an intern in Vinland’s residential chemical health program. She is currently enrolled at Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, Minnesota. She is completing her license in addiction counseling. Why are you interested in chemical health? My passion is for helping people. Why were you interested in an internship at […]

Meet Our Intern Amber

Amber Peifer is an intern in Vinland’s residential chemical health program. She is currently earning a master’s degree for integrated behavioral health from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. Why are you interested in chemical health? I previously worked in student affairs, and many of my students had both chemical and mental health issues, so […]

Meet Our Intern Rachel

Rachel McGuigan is a marketing intern at Vinland’s main campus in Loretto. She is currently earning a bachelor’s degree in strategic communications from the University of Minnesota with an expected graduation date of December 2014. How did you become interested in strategic communications? I enjoy interacting with people. I want to make a positive impact through communication. Why were […]

Meet Our Intern April

April Van Iseghem is an intern in Vinland’s residential chemical health program. She is currently earning a bachelor’s degree in alcohol and drug counseling from St. Cloud State University with an expected graduation date of August 2014. How did you become interested in substance abuse counseling? I think that people are more capable of change than they actually […]

Meet Our Intern Eric

Eric Shedd is an intern in Vinland’s outpatient chemical health program. He is currently earning a degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Graduate School with an expected graduation date of December 2014. What interests you about addiction studies? That it involves working with people and making a difference in their lives. Why were you interested in an internship at Vinland? I […]