Intern in the international department at YMHN
For the past six months I have been an intern at Youth Mental Health Norway’s international department, and it has been a very exciting and educational autumn! I have been in the office once a week, as well as attending some meetings here and there. However, there has been room for a lot of flexibility during busy periods, and as a student it has worked very well to combine the internship with my studies.
During my time at YMHN I have been involved in many different aspects of the work of the international department, and this variation has been very rewarding. The department works with arranging the Global Disability Youth Summit and with two aid projects in Uganda and Ethiopia. Among other things, I have been participating in writing project applications, working with content for social media for GDS Youth and have taken part in larger and smaller meetings with other organizations.
I have worked on independent tasks and experienced how it is to really take part in the work here. It has been encouraging to be trusted with tasks like that, and at the same time there has always been room to ask for help and feedback, which has given me a great sense of assurance when working on new things. With such varied tasks you get a good chance to find out what you enjoy doing and perform well at, and I have learned a lot during my stay here!
Finally, an internship like this allows you to experience what it is like to work in an organization of this kind. There has been a lot of collaboration in teams, both within YMHN and also with people from other organizations. This has been nice, especially because YMHN is a very welcoming and enjoyable workplace with many skilled employees. All in all, it has been a great experience to be here and something I would recommend to others!
With such varied tasks you get a good chance to find out what you enjoy doing and perform well at, and I have learned a lot during my stay here!