- Name: Jasreena Ashvin Kaur
- Nationality: Malaysian
- City of Residence: Puchong, Selangor
- Current Education Background: Bachelor of Science
- Field/course of study: Environmental Science
- Duration of internship: 1 month - From 4/2/2015 to 26/2/2015
Hi Jas, can you tell us a bit about yourself (Where are you studying now, what are you majoring in, your family, etc)
Hello! I'm currently studying at the University of Melbourne in Australia. I'm still in the first year of my degree which is the Bachelor of Science. At the moment I'm planning to major in Environmental Science. I've always been driven to contribute as much as I possibly can towards the conservation of nature and so I plan to have a career which relates to that.
How did you find out about the internship opportunities at EcoKnights?
I was looking around for Environmental NGOs to work with and so I just sent out emails to a couple of them. EcoKnights was one of the few that got back to me!
What are your roles in EcoKnights during your internship? And share some of your experiences with us.
Since I am only able to work with EcoKnights for a month, I was assigned the social media intern position. I wouldn't say it's a walk in the park as it can be tricky looking for articles that would catch people's attention especially the younger generation! It is definitely a fun experience as I learn a lot from reading up various articles daily on not just environmental issues but also some pretty cool fun facts! Did you know a baby giraffe is 1.8m (6ft) tall when just born! I'm turning 20 and still not as tall, well I think many of us aren't :P Other than that, I also did some administrative work such as preparing invitation and sponsorship letters for Anugerah Hijau 2015. Also, I first encountered aquaponics at EcoKnights' office! It was exciting to have the system at the office itself.
What are your advise or messages for future interns?
I feel that whatever position it is you're assign to, just take it with an open mind and be prepared to learn! It would definitely be a great experience and you wouldn't regret it. Everyone at the office are really friendly and would be more than happy to have you on board with them.