Our charity has hosted four interns over a 12-month period, all of whom completed 144 hour placements each and proved themselves to be valuable assets to our team. Their skills and experience matched perfectly with our needs as a new charity working within a complex international development context. Our interns all demonstrated professionalism, commitment and produced real outcomes during their placement.
We have been able to take significant forward strides in the last 12 months, and this simply would not have been possible without the contribution of our interns. Thanks to their work, we have been able to professionalise our internal operations and formulate important governance structures and policies. Their work has also facilitated the further application of research to our programs, ensuring that our work continues to be underpinned by best practice understandings of international development.
Due to the impact of COVID-19 lockdowns, most of the work was carried out independently via remote supervision. We found that our interns were adept at embracing this new normal and worked through the challenges without compromise or complaint.