Intern August –September 2016
James graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2013 after achieving a 2:1 degree in History and Politics. Over the course of 2016 he took a year of work in order to volunteer and travel in Asia and Europe. His interest in human trafficking grew after volunteering with vulnerable people in refugee camps. This led him to getting in touch with us as he wanted to learn about the mechanisms in place to support victims of human trafficking in Asia.
While he was with us, James updated our websites image, as well as developing new content. He made the website more user friendly and helped promote our organisational aims and fundraising campaigns. When James returns to the UK he plans to find work in the charity sector helping protect and support victims of human trafficking. James feels this insight into how Cambodia ACTs runs as an organisation has been invaluable as him as he now has a better understanding of how successful NGOs operate.
Intern November 2013–April 2014
Riley holds undergraduate diploma in Applied Photography and recently completed a graduate certificate in Journalism and New Media from Sheridan College in Canada. His deep commitment to human rights and social justice motivates and inspires his pursuit of a career in international human development.
In his time as an intern with Cambodia ACTs, Riley updated and redesigned the organization’s website and Facebook account, was closely involved in the development of successful new project proposals, created a new design for the bi-annual newsletter, and had an opportunity to work with the Cambodia ACTs project team to learn the practical elements of project monitoring and evaluation, and donor reporting. Riley plans to continue his involvement with Cambodia ACTs in the future as a voluntary technical assistant on an ongoing basis.
Intern July–November 2013
Rebecca attends the University of East Anglia in England as a full-time student, and will graduate in July 2014 with a BAH in International Development with Overseas Experience. After graduation Rebecca intends to spend a year travelling, possibly to South America and Africa. She then plans to pursue a Masters in Gender Studies and continue to live abroad and work with exploited women and children.
The internship at Cambodia ACTs provided her with an opportunity to learn about the working methods of NGOs, as well as an opportunity to expand her interest and knowledge on issues of trafficking, the subject of her dissertation. She gained valuable skills and insight into NGO work, and a love for Cambodia that will see her returning soon.