Josipa did her internship at IFERS where the duties included organizing charity activities, attending fundraising events, and corresponding with sponsors, companies, students, professors, and others in support of the services provided by the Institute.
Assignments were design for the intern to gain knowledge about NGO structures and organization, learn about project and event planning, improve communication skill by corresponding with sponsors, companies, students, professors, and others in support of the services provided by the Institute.
Due to the awesome job she made, we are now able to offer the same placement to another student.
Where did you first hear about the possibility to do an internship in the U.S. on a J1 Visa and how did you hear of The North-West Passage?
I heard about internships in the U.S. through my school. I was trying to find a sponsorship company and my boss told me I should go with CIEE and there were two representatives in Scandinavia and I chose The North-West Passage.
Where did you look for an internship and why did you choose this internship?
I was googling internships and I came across many, amongst IFERS responded.
How is this internship helping you with your career and what are the biggest learnings you take from the internship?
My internship helped me in many ways and made me more organized and also gave me an insight to American workplace. The internship process was quite easy.
Any final words?
Every situation is different and you just got to find what works for you. In the end I came back to the U.S. on an F1 visa which would never have crossed my mind before and I’m very thankful for that. Luckily I didn’t have to find housing because I have friend from California and I lived with him and his family and I still do.
“Nothing that’s worth something will come easily.” The process may be hard and lengthy but at the end I have no regrets.”
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