I’m a student in the 2nd year of a Master’s degree in International Relations, specializing in peace, security and conflict.

When I did my internship at ULB-Coopération, my motivations were diverse: I really wanted to understand how an NGO works, and I specifically turned towards the ECMS unit because I looked at the different projects completed and in progress on their website, and I was curious to know how a workshop was created, with what tools, and in what way.

During my internship, I took part in two training courses: one on preparing for departure (on assignment), and another on returning students. I also took part in meetings with SITO on the ecological transition festival as part of an Erasmus+ project, as well as with the Coalition contre la Faim and Agroecology in action. During my internship, I was able to classify educational tools and animation devices, and this enabled me to see all the tools that exist. It also helped me to draw up project sheets. In fact, during the course I was asked to create several project sheets, which are tools used to explain and create the course of an event, whether for pre-departure training or for the Uni4Coop assessment. I really enjoyed creating these project sheets, and finding animation tools that corresponded to the expectations of the animation.

Generally speaking, the team is very nice, caring and attentive. I was very well supported by my internship supervisor, who guided me in carrying out my assignments. What’s more, thanks to this internship I’ve been able to deepen my knowledge of various themes such as relations of domination, climate justice, interculturality and inclusiveness.