Choovy is a Year 3 University Scholarship student and is our Communications Intern who started working at JWOC in April 2021, this is her first experience so far in this position. Read more about her three month internship below:
- Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
I am Choovy. I live with my parents and younger sister. Currently, I am inYear three, Semester I, at the University of South East Asia in Siem Reap, and my major is English for teaching. Before becoming a communication intern at JWOC, I had worked for Go Global International School. Furthermore, I also volunteered at International Youth for a Better World, and my duty is writing positive local news.
- Why did you want to become an intern at JWOC?
JWOC is my second family; education, memories, experiences, communities, soft-skill, and so on. This might be an inevitable reason why I want to work for JWOC. I started with JWOC as a scholarship student in 2018. Fortunately, I got a the opportunity to be a communication intern at JWOC in April 2021 for 3 months.
- How has your experience working at JWOC been so far?
So far so good. I have learned various things through this great position such as improving English language, building strong communication among other scholarship students and JWOC’s staff, using social media effectively, writing case studies, and so on. Here, we work as a team, we understand, support and listen to each other. To me, these are such amazing and wonderful things. I am completely blown away by working at JWOC.
- What are the types of things you do on a daily basis?
With my position, I am responsible for translating both Khmer and English for Facebook posts, Contacting year four University students to write their case studies, and then I schedule these information to the public on JWOC’s page. Additionally, I work closely with Keisha for technical help such as how to schedule Facebook posts, writing case studies, communicating with other people, creating posters effectively and so on.
- What has been exciting and/or challenging?
However, there are some challenges with my position as well such as difficulty communicating with students, internet connection, computer skills, and some challenges with grammatically and vocabularies in English. Although I faced some obstacles in the working process, I am still interested in this position and doing it well.
- What do you enjoy doing when you are not at JWOC?
Normally, I like reading kind of motivational books, and I like to be alone with nature because it makes me feel relieved from some stress. Moreover, I sometimes listen to romantic Khmer songs and I finally prefer to read news in English.
- What advice do you have for other youth?
From my personal point of view, I would advise Cambodian youth to work hard and to strengthen our ability by reading, listening effectively, observation, and learning new things. When we become competent ,we can certainly help ourselves, families, and our society out of poverty.