I decided to intern at the Centre for Humanitarian Affairs in 2016 just after having completed my Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology.
The primary focus of my internship was the platform aptly titled Women.lk which aims at providing job opportunities to women in every corner of the island while also catering to their health needs. The task engaged in involved developing the format and basic content of the website, communicating with potential partners, researching and writing relevant proposal material, and creating and administering a Facebook page to spread awareness.
Secondary attention was allocated to the project titled Employment for Seniors which hopes to promote active aging by reintroducing to the Sri Lankan workforce mature workers from ages 55 to 70. Once again, I was responsible for the development of foundational format and content for the website along with the creation of a poster to encourage IT skill development.
Additionally, when not engrossed in the main assignments, I enthusiastically lent a hand to 3 other projects by creating an online questionnaire for one, formatting and editing module content for another and, providing general assistance with regard to the remaining.
Overall, it was a wonderful and fruitful experience which allowed me to contribute to the less fortunate segments of society while giving me the space to nurture new and exciting skills professionally.