Micheal Lee

When I had applied to this program, I had hoped to get a rich cultural experience and learn how to work with public health NGOs. At the end of this program, I feel that the internship successfully satisfied my hopes for this experience. My favorite part of the program was being able to talk with and hear from other people. Through the buddy chats, cultural workshops, and project implementation sessions, I was able to learn from community members both about specific aspects of menstrual health and general parts of Ugandan culture. Even though being virtual posed some difficulties, I still felt I got to participate in fun and productive dialogues with some of the organization and community members. I am grateful for the warmth with which we were received by the community, and I learned a lot about Uganda and menstrual health. This internship was valuable for my professional development, because it allowed me to experience a line of work that I may explore as a future career. Personally, this has been one of the most unique programs I have joined, and the people and experience will be something that I will definitely remember.