The Not-So-Average Day of a CAPA Intern

Apr 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Spring2017_From Nathan Overlock - Profile Photo (Choice 1).jpgNathan Overlock is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A professional writing and information design major at Cedarville University, he is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Nathan tells us about the not-so-average day of a CAPA intern.

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My first few months in Dublin made the city feel like a constant flurry of excitement. There was something new happening every day, with classes to attend, internships to start, tours to go on, and sights to see. But that’s just the study abroad experience; I quickly realized that work-life in Ireland takes a much more leisurely pace. When I show up to work in the US, I jump right into my first task, with supervisors constantly on hand to remind me to stay focused, avoid distractions, and meet deadlines. When I show up to my internship at Griffith College Marketing, I stop to greet everyone in the office, make myself a cup of tea or coffee, chat with my supervisor, sit down at my desk, and just take a moment to settle in before I start to work. Sometimes, it even includes a breakfast out after work hours have started. A few hours later, everyone takes an hour-long lunch before finishing off the day’s work.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Internships Abroad, Internships in Dublin

Interning in the US vs the UK

Apr 7, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2017_Graysan Tompkins Profile.pngGraysan Tompkins is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A communication major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's vlog, Graysan talks about the differences between interning in the U.S. versus interning in the U.K.

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Thanks Graysan!

Graysan's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned

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Posted in: London, England, Internships Abroad

On World Water Day and Interning For the Cause

Mar 22, 2017 12:30:00 PM / by Julie Ritz

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For the past two months I have been interning with Wells for Zoe, a small yet incredible non-profit organization based dually out of Dublin and Malawi. Wells for Zoe installs pumps in villages in Malawi in order to bring clean water to people who would typically have to walk extremely far distances for contaminated water. These pumps, along with rainwater harvesting and dam technology, make clean and safe water easily accessible for communities. They also open new doors for endless opportunities because with clean water so much more is possible. Wells for Zoe works with community members in Malawi in sustainable agriculture, micro-credit schemes, and education for girls and women.

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First Thoughts on Classes & an Internship Abroad in Shanghai

Feb 28, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPA_DanielleThai_Blogger_Shanghai.pngDanielle Thai is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A resource economics major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.

In this week's post, Danielle shares her experience taking classes and interning abroad in Shanghai so far this semester.

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This may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about studying abroad. It may even slip many peoples minds, especially those who only see the pictures posted all over social media. In a way, it is hidden and overlooked but yes – I do take classes here!

All the noise and adventures students take on when they are in a foreign region often masks the thought of classes. During the past few years, studying abroad has become associated with a semester of just traveling around with friends, eating good food, and trying new things.

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Photo: Mao Statue in the front of an academic building.

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Posted in: Shanghai, China, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Academics Abroad, Internships Abroad

A Marketing Internship Abroad in Sydney with Marley Spoon

Feb 22, 2017 8:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Spring2017 - Profile.jpgColin Gilbert is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing his story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A marketing and supply chain management major at the University of Pittsburgh, he is studying abroad in Sydney this semester.

In this week's post, Colin talks about his marketing internship experience in Sydney so far with global start up Marley Spoon.

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“What do you mean you didn’t bring a coat?” my supervisor asked as I arrived on the first day of my internship. For some reason, I thought I could logically omit winter jacket from my packing list for a semester in Australia. A quiet chuckle swept through the office as they looked at me and Matt, my friend and fellow intern, in disbelief. We were instructed to wear “long pants, runners, and a jumper” as we’d be working in a refrigerated area for the day, so we donned the thickest sweaters we’d packed and hoped for the best. 

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She handed us—I kid you not—a balaclava. As in, an over the head, fleece-lined ski mask. This time, Matt and I were the ones chuckling in disbelief. We followed her into the refrigerated food packing area bustling with workers in heavy parkas, scarves, gloves, and hats. Kept at 2-3°C (37°F), it was definitely brisk, but it wasn’t the arctic! If it were a 37° March day in Pittsburgh, there’d surely be several pairs of shorts seen on the streets.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Internships Abroad

Vlog: First Week of My Study Abroad Internship & Classes in London

Jan 27, 2017 5:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2017_Graysan Tompkins Profile.pngGraysan Tompkins is an official CAPA vlogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Communication major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Graysan takes us along for her first week of classes and the start of her internship with MAMA Youth Project.

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Thanks Graysan!

Graysan's journey continues every Friday so stay tuned

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Interning Abroad at the Index on Censorship in London

Jan 18, 2017 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Spring2017_Courtney Manning Profile Square.jpgCourtney Manning is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A Convergence Journalism major at the University of Missouri-Columbia, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Courtney talks about her experience so far at her internship at the Index on Censorship. 

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Today was my third day of my internship at Index on Censorship, and I absolutely love it. Index is a nonprofit organization that works to advocate for freedom of speech for artists, writers and journalists. Although I’m a convergence major with an emphasis in television reporting, I’m extremely excited about this editorial internship. I’m really interested in politics and human rights and I want my future career to deal with helping humanity and the earth in some way.

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Posted in: London, England, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Internships Abroad

Interning Abroad in Sydney: OASIS

Nov 17, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_Sydney_Fall2016_Sara_Martin_Profile.jpgSara Martin is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2016, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A biological sciences major, she is studying abroad in Sydney this semester through the custom program at the University of California, Davis.

In this week's post, Sara tells us about her internship experience with OASIS and what she's learned so far about herself, her future and Australian work culture.

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OASIS Crisis Accommodation

OASIS is a Youth Support Network run by the Salvation Army, often referred to as “Salvos”, available for people between the ages of 16 and 25. We help those in need access resources that they may not be able to receive otherwise such as: driving and academic education, counseling, young parents programs, and legal aid. The branch of OASIS that I intern at is used as a refuge for young people up to the age of 22 until they are able to secure more permanent housing.

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Posted in: Sydney, Australia, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Internships Abroad

3 Different Internship Experiences in London

Nov 9, 2016 1:30:00 PM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_London_Fall2016_From_Katrina_Katie_Deisler_-_Profile.jpgKatrina Deisler is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2016, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A student at Rollins College, she is studying abroad in London this semester.

In this week's post, Katrina speaks to three other CAPA London students who are interning abroad to find out about their individual experiences. 

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Having the opportunity to intern while abroad is a major benefit of studying abroad with CAPA and gives students the professional edge of having global work experience as they move forward in their careers. The internship team at CAPA works tirelessly to place each student in their desired field, in an internship where they will get hands-on experience and gain both hard and soft skills that will transfer to future employment. My peers at CAPA have a wide range of internship placements, from non-profits, to start-ups, from government offices to creative jobs.

Meet Megan, John, and Audrey, three CAPA students who are interning abroad in London this semester! All three are third-year students hailing from Rollins College and are interning in areas directly related to their fields of study.

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Posted in: London, England, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Internships Abroad

Civil Rights in Dublin: An Internship at the Peter McVerry Trust

Nov 8, 2016 8:30:00 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

CAPAStudyAbroad_Dublin_Fall2016_Katerina_Russo_Square_Profile.jpgKaterina Russo is an official CAPA blogger for fall 2016, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A communications and political science major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Dublin this semester.

In this week's post, Katerina writes about civil rights in Dublin through the lens of her internship experience with the Peter McVerry Trust.

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For the CAPA Civil Rights and Inequalities Day Conference being held right here in Dublin at Griffith College (and in London and Florence via the Globally Networked Learning system), I was given the opportunity to create a poster to represent my internship at the Peter McVerry Trust. The trust is committed to reducing homelessness, the harm caused by substance misuse and social disadvantage; it ultimately seeks an Ireland that supports all those on the margins and upholds their rights to full inclusion in society. In my role as an intern, I work across the fundraising and communication departments assisting in many different tasks as the busy Christmas season is quickly approaching.

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There are a variety of services that the trust provides to its participants which include prevention services, housing services, housing first, homeless services, drug treatment services, and under 18s residential services. Through the housing first model, they aim to provide a range of benefits to clients in order to facilitate their journey into mainstream society, addressing their diverse range of needs along the way. They are also strong supporters of inter agency cooperation in order to benefit clients by enhancing service delivery, increasing cost efficiencies, reducing unnecessary duplication of services and further developing opportunities for progression. In the current economic climate, as homelessness begins to reach crisis levels, it demands more than ever that we explore opportunities for greater collaboration and shared service delivery across Ireland.

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Posted in: Dublin, Ireland, Official Bloggers and Vloggers, Internships Abroad, Civil Rights

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