Interns Experience

Intern 2016

Intern 

Keya Saxena from University of Oregon

My name is Keya Saxena and I am currently pursuing my Masters in Media Studies from the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon. I have recently finished the first year of my MA and will be starting my final year in fall 2016, beginning September.

I got the opportunity to intern with the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Center in Accra, Ghana for a period of one month starting from June 5th 2016- August 4th 2016. I was being trained under the direct supervision of the Project Officer, Rosemary Yaa Osei Dufie.

My responsibilities included working on the organization’s website, assisting the program team in the process of monitoring of ‘Cellphones for Safer Schools’ where my role was to document the activities and facilitation along with writing a report. I also analyzed the feedback forms of different training programs. Furthermore, I got the opportunity to represent Gender Center in an interview with the Today newspaper and further facilitated the correspondence between the journalist and my Line Manager.

Coming from a different country, living and working in Ghana have been wonderful experience. The staff members of Gender Center were not just cordial and patient with me but were also affable and tried their best to make me have the best of Ghanaian culture. From teaching me to eat banku to suggesting the tro-tro routes, all of them helped in making my experience a valuable one. I am certain that this internship experience will not help me grow just professionally but also personally.

Happy to have this opportunity!

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