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Thursday, 9 July 2015

It is fun at the ASEAN Foundation

First, I would like to thank the ASEAN Foundation for having me as an intern. Thanks to your organization I learnt a lot about ASEAN and other part of organizations of ASEAN. I started my internship at the ASEAN Foundation in January 2015. From the first day I felt a very nice teamwork spirit. My supervisor, Piranti Savitri as everybody else was very friendly and helped me find my own place at this place. I personally think that this experience can be very useful because it can give me the opportunity to learn more about ASEAN.

My six-month internship at the ASEAN Foundation was for me an extremely precious experience. It gave me the chance to learn more about the growing field of ASEAN. During my time at the ASEAN Foundation I participated in many trainings, conference, seminar and events, and had the opportunity to listen and meet interesting speakers from politics, economics, academia and media, to make professional contacts. During my time at the ASEAN Foundation, I have had the opportunity and privilege to join and responsible for the manning of the exhibition showcase in Second China Southeast Asia High Level People-to People Dialogue in Bali, Indonesia. I met new people from different backgrounds. It was a fruitful experience to me.

I have learned a lot during the past six months from a professional but also from a human perspective and that’s why I would highly recommend an internship at the ASEAN Foundation to all those students willing to have a vibrant and multi-cultural working experience. After working and living in Jakarta, I feel more independent and confident. Thus, my internship at the ASEAN Foundation gave me social, professional and cultural experience which, I believe, it will be beneficial for me in the future. Thank you ASEAN Foundation!