I am in my second year of a master’s degree in population and development sciences and I did my internship with the ECMS unit (Education for Global Citizenship and Solidarity) of ULB-Cooperation. I chose to work with ULB-Cooperation for several reasons. Firstly, some of the themes and challenges presented by the NGO echoed some of my courses as well as my thesis topic. I am thinking particularly of the objective of food security and the development of sustainable production systems. The main issues and objectives targeted by the NGO are in line with the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals for 2030) which, in my opinion, are a priority for each of us. During my internship, I had to work on multiple tasks such as participating in the elaboration of a concept note for a DEAR (Development Education and Awareness Raising) project, building a feedback session on a Service Learning program or preparing the Cooperation Games, an event organized by the NGO. Also, my dissertation topic (on the constraints to the adoption of biopesticides in market gardening in Mbanza-Ngungu) aroused the interest of the NGO’s agro-environmental project managers, who found it relevant to identify these constraints, as the use of chemical pesticides constitutes an environmental and human problem in the region. ULB-Coopération therefore agreed to extend my internship agreement so that I could go to the Mbanza-Ngungu branch in the DRC to support my fieldwork from a logistical point of view. The NGO was very helpful in my data collection and I cannot thank them enough for the trust they placed in me during these 4 months of internship.