Feedback from interns
We asked our student interns what they think about their internship experiences in GPC. Here is what they’d said!
今次internship讓我了解一間國際性組織下的慈善團體是如何運作的。從日常的辦公室後勤行政工作到各種不定時的大型活動籌劃，我都有幸參與其中，得著良多。另外，同事們也給予我充足的支持，加強我的溝通和解難能力，面對難題與隨之而來的壓力也能較沉著地處理，於我而言是頗大的personal improvement。 Internship能令我認識到GPC的理念。我認識到有關和平的各種概念。除了聯合國17個可持續發展目標外，我也首次接觸到對應Negative Peace 的 Positive Peace、8 Pillars of Peace、5 Aspects of Peace等。Internship完結後，我打算完成學士學位課程；來年暑假前往紐約市唐人區區議員辦事處作實習。
Working at the GPC centre was a rewarding experience. The working environment was really friendly and pleasant, and I received a lot of guidance and support from the seniors in the office. I gained hands-on experience on designing a programme and creating promotional materials. I also experienced communicating with others in a professional setting and understood the operations of an organization. I believe all these experiences and skills will empower me to succeed in my future career. Other than that, I am also extremely glad to be able to make contributions to the community. This internship has allowed me to gain a deeper understanding of peace and its importance, and I want to spread these values to the people around me in the future. Thank you GPC for the experience!
Being an intern at UNESCO HK Glocal Peace Centre was a wonderful and eye-opening experience. I have always been interested in public policy, international relations, and working for NGOs. Through this internship, I was able to get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of such organisations. Working on the Futures of Education initiative’s promotional materials not only allowed me to improve on my skills such as proof-reading, editing, translating, etc., but also gave me the opportunity to see the importance of these skills in a real-world context. Skills that I did not think would be that useful, such as scriptwriting, came in handy when I was tasked with writing a draft script for the promotional video. Overall, working at UNESCO HK was a highly rewarding experience!
It was an incredibly fruitful and exciting experience to work at the Glocal Peace Centre. Not only was I able to contribute myself to the operations of the Centre, I was also able to combine my passions and hobbies in the process. I especially enjoyed the part where I got to develop an MUN programme with my peer. The seniors in the office were always willing to answer my inquiries, and provided both timely and useful advice. The working environment as a whole was comfortable, and certainly increased my efficiency. Additionally, I was also able to observe the meetings of different seniors and experts coming from different sectors, widening my view of the world and allowing me to further understand the functioning of a city-wide society. All in all, the internship has benefited me in various ways, and I hope I was able to also benefit individuals in the society with my contribution in the Centre’s programme planning!
I feel very glad to have a chance to work in GPC. The office environment is very relaxing and pleasant. For the interns, the seniors in the office are both teachers and friends. During this internship program, I can attach not only the practical works of culture conservation and education, but also new knowledge and famous people in cultural industries. I think it is meaningful for students. Thank you GPC for giving me a valuable opportunity to internship here.
My original intention is to experience what it is like to work in an NGO, in a modern office work setting as I have never experienced it before. And this internship has fulfilled my expectation of what is like to work in an NGO, with its goal dedicated to helping the wellbeing of the general public. Through the numerous tasks I was given, such as designing and organising future events to promote peace and sustainable goals, I am able to make a glimpse into the future of what my working life could be like, for which I am very grateful for.
Thank you GPC for providing me with a great hands-on experience. This was the first time I tried to plan a project related to the 17 sustainable development goals (SGDs), being different from case studies of sustainable development during my degree. I've learned the 17 SGDs more deeply. Apart from supporting the planning of the project, I also gained an experience of designing promotional materials and accomplishing some ad-hoc work, challenging myself. Although some tasks were new to me, it was a perfect time to learn and grow. All of the lessons I've learned here at GCP would be used in all of my future challenges.
It has been a great experience interning in UNESCO Hong Kong Global Peace Centre. They paired me with professionals in many fields and taught us how to work with people in a project. I have a better understanding of how an NGO operates under supervision from senior members. Also, I believe communicate with experienced individuals will provide everyone a blueprint for many things in the future. Ones will benefit from it and the Internship can provide Young people an experience as such.
I am very pleased to join the internship program, in which I can meet lots of interesting people. Besides, I can also gain solid experience in writing a proposal for applying funding and a deeper understanding of the development of intangible cultural heritage. I enjoy the process of writing the proposal because brainstorming with other interns about the ideas of proposal content is interesting. This experience consolidated my understanding of importance of team spirit.
I enjoyed working at the mission-driven organisation – GPC. Commitment to community engagement. It gave me exposure to thinking about messaging for many different audiences and through many channels to promote peace, diversity and culture integration which are the crucial elements for building a sustainable peaceful society. This intern helps me to gain real-life experience on what it takes to succeed in my future career. 1. Planning & carrying out my duty effectively to achieve the goals that my groupmate and I was set. 2. Acknowledging that good communication is crucial for making a great team. I made a few mistakes and receive constructive criticism about my work from both your colleagues and my boss. Those advice helped me to improve the quality of my work and get along with others’ working style. 3. Gaining experience of speaking with people in a professional setting.