St. Joseph’s takes the cake!

Hello from St. Joseph’s Indian School!

Colton gives two thumbs up for the camera.
Colton, HR Intern

My name is Colton, and I am an intern in the Human Resource Department here at St. Joseph’s Indian School. My major is Business Administration and I am specializing in Human Resource Management.

To me, it was a no brainer to intern at St. Joseph’s. The intern position fit perfectly with my major and my family lives in Chamberlain. Growing up, I witnessed the “community within a community” atmosphere at St. Joseph’s and I wanted to experience it for myself. Everyone is so friendly and always has a smile on their face and it is extremely rare to drive by a fellow employee and not get a warm smile and a wave from them. You get a sense of family whenever you work and interact with your co-workers.

All staff members also make sure to do everything they can to give the kids the absolute best place possible to call home during the school year. You don’t even have to question what St. Joseph’s “mission” is… if you ever have an opportunity to visit campus and see the smiles on the kids’ faces as they play and learn, or see the tireless work being completed by the houseparents , grounds crew, etc. There truly is a ‘bigger purpose’ at St. Joseph’s  and I look forward to seeing how it continues to grow in the future.

Two girls create a heart shape with their hands on the playground
Our Lakota (Sioux) children are at the heart of everything we do.

As for my internship, I have gotten the same exact feeling from everyone in the HR department. They let me know if I ever have any questions to not hesitate to ask. They are very accommodating to everything going on in my life. I’ve learned far more than I could ever learn in a classroom setting and I am not even done interning! It has been a great experience thus far and I know that I made the right choice in coming to St. Joseph’s.

I have worked in several different places and by far St. Joseph’s takes the cake. Pilamayathank you—for supporting St. Joseph’s and the mission we all serve.


Author: St. Joseph's Indian School

At St. Joseph's Indian School, our privately-funded programs for Lakota (Sioux) children in need have evolved over 90 years of family partnership, experience and education. Because of generous friends who share tax-deductible donations, Native American youth receive a safe, stable home life; individual counseling and guidance; carefully planned curriculum based on Lakota culture and individual student needs and tools to help build confidence, boost self-esteem and improve cultural awareness. All of this helps children to live a bright, productive, possibility-filled future.

6 thoughts on “St. Joseph’s takes the cake!”

  1. Hi Colton.. wishing you the very best as you pursue your studies. Thanks for the blog.. St. Joseph’s is the best!

  2. Hi Colton, welcome to St. Jo’s!:) The staff and students there are superfragalistic!!! For a few years now I have corresponded with the staff and students and am so richly blessed by it 🙂 Am certain that you bring much ‘a-do’..good things, with you to St. Jo’s. Have a blessed week.

  3. Hi Colton James Howard in Malvern Arkansas How is things goings with School and Job as well in Church.

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