Name: Jordan Fisher
Occupation: Student at University of Richmond
Place of Birth: Abington, Pennsylvania
How did you first get involved with IHC?: I heard about IHC through a friend, Kristin Bushby, who interned this summer and via an email from the International Office of Education at UR.
What was your first impression of IHC?: I was very excited when I first received the email about IHC intern opportunities. As I browsed the website and learned more about IHC I became really interested and knew this was the internship for me. I am not too sure what to expect for my daily activities, but I have heard from other interns how great the experience is and how IHC is a hands-on learning environment. Basically I imagine my daily work to involve office work that allows me to experience the “behind the scenes” of an NGO.
What do you hope to learn while interning at IHC? : While interning at IHC I would like to learn more about how an NGO works and also look into translating opportunities. I would also like to learn more about career opportunities with NGOs like IHC.
What are your feelings about your internship at IHC?: I am a little apprehensive about my first day at IHC but have heard nothing but great things so I am mostly excited to get started and meet new people!
What do you expect will be your greatest challenge during your internship? : As of right now I think my greatest challenge will be getting over my first day nerves since this is my first internship! Other than that I am coming into this internship with a relaxed, positive outlook.
In what areas do you expect to excel at IHC? : All of my extracurricular and past waitressing experiences have really helped me to become more outgoing, goal-oriented, and a good contributor. I feel like these strengths will help me excel in group work as well as individual work and acclimating myself to a new work environment.
What made you chose the IHC internship as opposed to other groups?: I was drawn to the IHC internship by two factors. First, the relationship with the Spanish language, as I have completed a minor in Latin American and Iberian studies and studied at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona for a semester, and am always looking for new opportunities to practice and learn Spanish. Second, I have always aspired to work with children in an NGO setting. I was unsure of how to break into this type of work and when I heard about the IHC internship I thought it was too good to be true. The IHC internship combined these two desires and provided a great learning opportunity for this semester.