Hello! My name is Jocelyn King and I am a 4th year student at the University of Ottawa. I am studying International Development and Globalization in the Faculty of Social Science. I have been selected for the position of Youth Economic and Entrepreneurship Intern with the National Youth Council of Malawi starting in January.
I am excited for this internship as I have always wanted to gain experience by working in another country. For my program, my interest is in Sub-Saharan Africa, so having the opportunity to work in Malawi is amazing. I have always been interested in travelling and experiencing new cultures. I have been on 2 mission trips, one to the Dominican Republic and one to Peru. These experiences opened my eyes to how other people live and view the world.
During my internship, I am hoping to meet new people and learn more about myself in the process. I hope this opportunity will allow me to challenge my views by engaging with a new culture. I am unsure what to expect when I arrive in Malawi, but excited for the opportunity to work in a country I have never been to before. My first task when I arrive will be to explore my area and to try a new food. From there, I want to meet the people who I will be working with and start learning from them.
I am so excited and grateful that I have been accepted for this position, and I am looking forward to this new adventure!