My name is Ingrid Perbo and I am a 22 years old student from Sweden who will be doing an internship here at UNA Tanzania for about three months. In Sweden I have studied Global studies with a major in International Relations and Social Anthropology. I studied and worked a lot with issues concerning human rights and sustainable development and I hope that my time in Tanzania will educate me further on these important issues. I’m sure that I will learn and grow a lot by working here and I’m so excited!
I have now been in Tanzania for one month and been working here for about three weeks. This country is filled with kind people who are all taking care of me and welcoming me in the best way possible. I have also had a warm welcome here at the UNA office, everyone who works here are really nice, inspiring and full of knowledge and I’m sure that I will learn a lot from them while I’m working here. So far my work has consisted in writing different rapports, attending events and learning how UNA Tanzania is working on a day-to-day basis. A lot of things here are different from Sweden and I’m learning something new every day.
I have been in Tanzania a few times before and I am more than happy to be back to do my internship here. It feels like it was just yesterday I landed in a very hot and beautiful Dar es Salaam but it has already been a month, time really flies when you are having a good time. I’m really looking forward to the following months!
My name is Hannes Berggren and I am this year’s international intern from UNA Sweden. In Sweden I study Political Science and Economics, and I am engaged in the student union and The Association of Foreign Affairs. My time here with UNA Tanzania is rushing, and it is hard to believe it is almost over. During my time at UNA Tanzania I have learnt a great deal about international development cooperation, planning and implementation of projects, advocacy work and the process of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Tanzania and East Africa. Assignments have included to write reports on topics such as the status of implementation of SDGs in Tanzania and local government authorities involvement in the process, perform research, develop project ideas and write project proposals, attend and help plan interesting workshops and seminars, write articles, carry out media monitoring and much more.
I have greatly enjoyed living in Dar es Salaam and interning with UNA Tanzania, and I would like to thank the organisation for these four months of interesting assignments, challenging discussions and great laughs. I can only say tutaonana UNAT and Tanzania, see you soon again!