My name is Alexandra Axelsson and I am a 24-year-old student from Sweden. This spring I am doing an internship here at UNA Tanzania and I couldn’t be more excited.

Back in Sweden I am currently taking a Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies with a major in Development studies. The focus of my program is closely related to the work of UNA Tanzania, concerning human rights and sustainable development. My internship at UNA will be a great experience that I hope will further educate me on these important issues, both from a theoretical and practical standpoint. I have a great interest in learning more about local civil society organisations and how they work, and this is the perfect place for it.

My first months here at UNA Tanzania have passed very quickly. I have gotten the warmest of welcomes from the lovely people at the office of UNA and it makes me sad to think that I will have to leave this place soon. So far my tasks have been various, ranging from participating in meetings and workshops, creating proposals for upcoming projects and writing reports and articles related to the issues and fields that they are engaged in here at UNA Tanzania. All and all I have been learning about their organization on a daily basis and participated in the great work that they are doing here.

This is my first time in Tanzania and I have to say, it’s not like any other country I’ve visited before. Dar es Salaam is a beautiful place with even more beautiful people who quickly made me feel at home here, especially my colleagues at the UNA office. Working here having such a great time being a part of the organisation has had me convinced, my first trip to Tanzania certainly wont be my last.

Kind Regards,

Alexandra Axelsson