Interns will be asked to perform a variety of duties depending on their educational background and interests. However, tasks will primarily center around education, program development, and activity support. Some tasks YCFI interns may be expected to participate and contribute to while overseas include:
As native English speakers, interns can contribute to the English educational program by teaching or assisting in classes. This greatly benefits client skill development as well as that of the Indonesian staff.
YCFI is constantly looking to diversify the programs offered to its clients, be it educational, vocational, or focused on building life skills such as managing finances or learning how to cook. Interns will assist in planning and organizing these various programs and, subject to supervisor approval, participate as well.
Given the nature of YCFI’s work and their clientele, it is a necessity to give both staff and clients a break from classes, counseling, and life in the center. Helping plan and organize outings or recreational activities contributes to the overall health of YCFI.
Communications and Media
As a non-profit organization, it is imperative for Compassion First to have a strong presence in social media, as well as finding new and improved ways to give donors better insight into the work they are supporting. Be it through the Compassion First website, field blog, Facebook, or Twitter, the team works to provide regular updates. Photography and videography for use both in Indonesia and America is also valued.
In addition to educating clients to prevent re-exploitation, Compassion First is committed to spreading awareness about the issue of child trafficking throughout the region and greater Indonesia. Interns may assist in development and research for future prevention programs, as well as work closely with Indonesian staff to effectively outline distribution methods and promote prevention strategies.
These will be left to the designation of the internship supervisor and includes (but are not limited to): conference planning and coordination; attending, documenting, planning for events in Jakarta or Surubaya; and hosting volunteer teams from America.
An intern with YCFI will acquire the following knowledge and skills and knowledge:
- Understand the inner-workings of a non-profit organization
- Gain practical experience working in a cross-cultural environment
- Sharpen their ability to tackle multiple projects in a variety of areas, such as assisting in conference planning or program development
- Learn basic Bahasa Indonesian speaking, reading and writing skills.