What Our Interns Say: Anis Nadia

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As I'm writing this, I'm waiting for my laundry to finish. Life after internship is actually quite boring but I'm filling my time (post-EcoKnights) by hanging out with friends and preparing for my MasterS in the upcoming September. EcoKnights was my third choice out of six organizations that I applied for and partly due to my family’s decision who wanted me to do my internship at Semenanjung. It means that no more Sabah, no more freedom *laughs*. On my first day of internship, I wondered how the environment would be. When I went to the EcoKnights’ office for the first time, I was greeted by Joy and Nabs. Then I had the first meeting with Mr. Fadly Bakhtiar or Fabs who is the Programme Director of EcoKnights. From then onwards, something inside me knew that this will turn out great.

During my six months of internship, I gained a lot of experiences, from meeting with corporates to handling workshops, film screenings and partnerships. My friends and I always talk about our life during internship and I realised that I was given so many opportunities at EcoKnights (most of them I didn't realise until after my internship) and all of them was to improve myself. Fabs always say that life is about improving and that we keep improving from day to day. I didn't realise my flaws until I've been pushed to my limits (thanks to Mok because she always keeps pushing me). From there, I know how to improve myself to do better in the future.

Furthermore, the working environment is also great! For the first time in my life, I felt a sense of belonging. There was no need to hide your true colours. At EcoKnights we accept all kinds of people from all walks of life. I never thought that I would have not one, but two super cool bosses, Yasmin and Fabs, who always believed in us, the interns – that we have much more than academic knowledge inside of us.

Last but not least, I would like to say thank you (this words don't do justice to what I am feeling right now) to Yasmin, Fabs, Nabs, Em, Mok, Joy, Aaron, Ben, Fara, Mel, Aiman and Malek. There will be always the reasons on why you meet new people – it’s either you need them to change your life or you are the one that will change theirs. I will always cherish our moment and memories together – playing Cards against Humanity, Funkiky Lunch, Sunway Lagoon trip, deep talk and so much more. I really am going to miss you guys so much! #OnceAKnightAlwaysAKnight

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