Skill and Experience gained through working in a NGOs and the project of the “Emergency shelter assistance for the most vulnerable households affected by cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh at Kutubdia Upazila in Cox’s Bazar”
AuthorUddin, Mohammad Saleh
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This is a report of a graduate internship program instituted by BRAC University with the aim of exposing Masters Students of employment world to gain experience and sharpen their employability skills before the completion of their studies. This internship was undertaken at the Samaj Kalyan O Unnayan Shangstha (SKUS), a national Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) registered with the NGO Affairs Bureau of Bangladesh (Registration no-2061), working since 1995 to improve socio-economic condition of the poor and marginalized people to remove discrimination and all kinds of exploitations. During the last 3 (three) months intern at SKUS, I worked on day to day official work. Moreover, I was assigned in the project namely “Emergency shelter assistance for the most vulnerable households affected by cyclone Roanu in Bangladesh at Kutubdia Upazilla in Cox’s Bazar” which aims to protect people in need of shelter support on an emergency basis, through provision of shelter materials and guidance for construction as well as the alleviation of post disaster psychosocial impacts. During Internship, I performed various duties like project implementation; day to day office work, resource mobilization; communication & documentation, involve in emergency shelter support project through managing, monitoring and supervision. Through these performances I gained crucial experience that has resulted in immeasurable impact in my aptitude in various fields. The internship helped me to acquire knowledge in depth on professional communication, time management, team building, report writing, work in grassroots level with poor and vulnerable disaster people, critical thinking and managerial works. This internship has highly broadened my knowledge base through performance of various office tasks and field activities and through trainings attended. I recommend more organizations especially NGOs, national and international donor agencies to open up their doors to young people and especially students who are studding development studies to help build their capacity and expose them to various job challenges.