Interning at ECDC provided me with a lot of hands-on and professional experience. ECDC gave me the opportunity to use my skills and experience to add value in my work with ECDC clients, refugees, and immigrants in the community. I conducted research on sponsorship, grants, and preliminaries on new projects. One of the biggest projects I worked on during my time at ECDC was being part of the team that organized the 2019 World Refugee Day event. This experience gave me the opportunity to not only celebrate refugees in our society but also showcase the tremendous impact and contributions of refugees and immigrants to our society. My time at ECDC has been very rewarding, I will value the relationships I have made here, and look forward to using the skills I have learned to make an impact in people’s lives
As my first NGO internship position, ECDC provided ample space for growth. My main responsibility is to conduct research and develop databases for grants, prospective donors, and media. Apart from my main duties, ECDC provides me with the opportunity to take on any task of interest beyond my job description, which ranged from inviting guest speakers to organizing a training course for the staff. My skillsets have definitely improved greatly, especially in areas of research, communication skills and coming up with creative solutions for real-time tasks. ECDC has a flexible, diverse working environment where you are truly encouraged to make the most of your experiences and learn as much as possible. It is incredibly rewarding to learn so much while working closely on important societal issues. At ECDC, you’re not just an intern; you get to see your own projects develop and grow and to really contribute to the NGO and society at large.