I want to make a difference in my career
Our latest communications intern shares what she learned about herself and CCFC during her time with us
By Sushmeet Kaur, communications intern, Canada
As an active volunteer, I have always wanted to work for a non-profit organization. So, I was excited when my final post-graduation requirement at Centennial College’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications program in Toronto gave me the chance to intern at Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC).
CCFC is working towards creating positive change in the lives of vulnerable children around the world. While the Canadian team works in cubicles far away from the countries where the organization works, hundreds of thousands of children and families in need are benefiting from ongoing field work.
I was especially humbled to help raise awareness about the dangers of early, forced child marriage — a big concern in my home country of India. I have heard about girls committing suicide in India due to early marriage, and I always wondered if I could help to educate families involved in the practice about why it is harmful to girls.
Not only did I get to work on an issue close to my heart, but it opened up learning opportunities for me, as well.
During my internship, I edited videos, did voiceover work for commercials in various languages, participated in a YouTube video interview and designed event advertisements.
Today, I am more confident to present myself in public, deliver creative graphic designs and more.
Now that I've had experience with a non-governmental organization like CCFC, I realize I want to make a difference in my career. I would love to work for a charitable organization in the future.
About Christian Children’s Fund of Canada:
Christian Children’s Fund of Canada (CCFC) is a child-centred international development organization and a member of ChildFund Alliance. For nearly 60 years, CCFC has worked with children, communities, donors and other partners — changing lives through improved health, education and clean water. CCFC works in 12 countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas, to support more than 700,000 children, youth and community members.