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20 Apr 23

Interning at PHASE

Hi, my name is Sian and I have been working as an intern at PHASE Worldwide for the last 10 weeks. As my internship is coming to an end, I wanted to share what I have learnt from my time here. It has been such a valuable experience as an undergraduate student to work in a role that aligns with my degree and my future career goals. I came to PHASE through the SME Internship Scheme at the University of Bristol and cannot recommend it enough. Billy and Camilla have been great in facilitating my learning across a range of tasks. Through our morning meetings, I have gotten an insight into their roles as Director and Head of Trusts and Funds, which has been great for getting to know aspects of charity work that I was not aware of before. I have learnt how to take the communications from the team at PHASE Nepal and how to adapt that information for different audiences, whether that be blog posts on the website or project reports to funders. A large part of the work I have done is in digital communications which I was completely new to. I have managed PHASE’s social media accounts and created media for them, such as using statistics from our projects. I have also learnt how to write official project reports and quarterly project updates. My first task was to write the 9month Start Strong Project update which was a great introduction to the progress being made through the projects in Nepal. The work has also taught me a lot about Nepali culture; Nepal doesn’t get much coverage in the press when it comes to natural disasters or hardships, so it has been an amazing opportunity to learn about a country that I previously knew very little about. It has also been helpful to network with other charities in the sector by attending SWIDN networking events, I would not have known about so much of the work being done by Southwest charities without this internship. The role has challenged me at times as it is very different to much of the work I have been doing at university, but having a sense of responsibility and a chance to apply myself practically has definitely helped me in my university work too. This has been the best opportunity, and I cannot recommend interning or volunteering with the team at PHASE enough!  

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