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My 6 Months Social Internship for Jobs Network of Persons with Different Abilities Non Profit Organization in Bali

"Because of this internship abroad I understood that one day I will be able to work in a job within my field that creates a positive impact on the life of others." Talea, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Before I begin this report, I would like to thank the entire Bali Internships Team for their work and continuous support throughout my time in Bali!

During my time in Bali I had the opportunity to do a voluntary internship at one of the projects that is located in Sanur, Bali. The organization focuses on creating job opportunities for people with disabilities in order to create a more inclusive workforce within the Indonesian labour market. My role within the organization was to maintain the social media accounts by posting updates, creating content and developing strategy.

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The project itself has inspired me

The time I spent on this project has taught me more than I ever could have imagined. Not only did it show me new aspects of my work field but inspired me every day. Because of this internship abroad I understood that one day I will be able to work in a job within my field that creates a positive impact on the life of others. It helped me to develop ideas about what I want to do after I finish my studies. Before I began working on this project, I hoped that I would know a little bit more about what I want to do or what not in my future. Never would I have imagined that it would give me such concrete ideas about my future plans. One thing that definitely helped with the creation of my future plans has been the time I was able to spend doing things I love while getting to know myself better. I learned so much about myself because it was the first time in my life that I have been completely on my own. Looking back at my time in Bali I can say that the one thing I learned during this time is that as long as you trust yourself you can do anything you set your mind to.

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What I enjoyed the most

Talking about the things I enjoyed the most during my time in Bali could probably fill three reports but because I want to keep it short, I just say this: Never in my life have I met people as friendly as Balinese people. If you respect them, they will welcome you with open arms and will proudly introduce you to the endless aspects of their rich culture. At first, I was a little afraid that I might get homesick during my stay in Bali. But because of all the amazing people I met along the way I was able to find a second home on the other side of the planet. Besides the people the landscapes are definitely worth mentioning as well. Never in my life have I seen beaches as beautiful as the ones in Bali. The island really offers something for everyone: beaches, mountains, jungles or the nicest clubs to party during sunset. Once you make it to Bali you really get why it’s called the island of gods.

The one thing I am not going to miss about Bali is the traffic, which can be quite chaotic at times.

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