As part of our curriculum here at YIP we, the participants go on an internship for a month to a country and organization of our choice. This is a chance for us to practice engaging in the world with what we have been learning here at YIP.
We've been in the process of researching, forming groups and deciding where in the world we would go for the past three months. Every outcome is the culmination of hours of dedicated work and difficult conversations that tested ones ability to be confronted on matters that varied from very personal to overall acceptance of 'things just not going your way'.
As my time here continues, it becomes more and more important to me that this documentation serves as a glimpse of 'our' journey here together. I write always from my perspective on my experiences, but my experiences are as rich as they are because of the individuals at my side. I wanted to share what can only always be a peek into the worlds that I am so fortunate to be sharing time with. We are each such a part of each others lives, that when I sat down and took these photos and heard these words, I was so proud and happy for every individual for standing up to this challenge and following through. When Kalani and I were dropping off the Dance Group at the train station we both walked back to the van so in awe over the fact that they, we are doing it. Every individual here picked an internship that would be personally challenging yet seemed absolutely necessary. We wondered without YIP if each of us would be stepping out with the confidence we were, or if even at all.
Below are words from some of my peers. I asked them to each just briefly speak about where and why they are going and what their internship means to them. Below each photo you can find links (if available) to the organizations of their choice.
To check out the full YIP internship map check out the link below ;)
As part of our curriculum here at YIP we, the participants go on an internship for a month to a country and organization of our choice. This is a chance for us to practice engaging in the world with what we have been learning here, at YIP.