Interns Share Their Experience
By Faith Njoki
There are career paths that children want to pursue when they grow up, either inspired by their mothers’ or fathers’ careers. In my case I always wanted to be a nurse, just like my mum.
But somewhere along the way, I wanted to be a lawyer. Before I joined campus I was this talkative person and I loved the camera. So when it came to applying for a course, I would fit in well with ‘Mass Communication’ and I enrolled for this Degree at Nazarene University and further majored in electronic media.
I had a bias in electronic media and I still do, but I wanted more; so for my internship I decided to look for something related to Community Development.
I never thought I would end up having a passion for community development but now here I am finishing up my internship at the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK).
My experience has been nothing short of great. I have learnt so many things and these have shaped me on handling community development issues. This has been possible because of the team-spirit at AMWIK and I have gained several skills.
My most memorable assignment was being part of the team/committee that successfully organized the AMWIK Scholarship fundraising dinner. It was a challenge but an amazing experience because I got to interact with different people. More so, I got a chance to actually improve on my communication skills and team work effort. And the actual dinner –day opened my horizon, when I met physically with the people I used to call endlessly requesting for their support for the cause.
It’s been four-months at AMWIK, and it somehow feels like it was just the other day when I started my internship. I cannot even begin to express how grateful I am for the opportunity to be an intern at AMWIK. The experience definitely surpassed my expectations. I have new friends, gained some hands-on experience and gained new knowledge in diverse areas.
I am grateful to the whole AMWIK secretariat for being patient with me, taking their time to teach me new things and making me feel like part of the team.
God Bless AMWIK.
By Doreen Nkatha
Thank you for the opportunity that you have given me. I am extremely grateful that I got to Intern with AMWIK and meet the amazing people that make up the AMWIK body. I have learnt a lot and I’ve had fun doing so.
Thank you for the opportunity, the guidance, the advice, and the corrections.
I have made friends, learnt a lot and grown as a potential career woman and also as an individual. I cherish each and every moment I have spent at AMWIK and I can’t wait for more opportunities to interact with you again.
Thank you and God bless you.