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C3 Internship Review – Enrico Andreini – Comoros 2008

July 6, 2011

Working as an intern for C3 has proven to be one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had. The city, the climate, the staff, and the local people I interacted with helped in making the stay even more enjoyable. These past three months have been an intense hard working session of local village awareness raising programs, socio-economic surveys conducted throughout the island, staff training, and planning for future events. The hard work was rewarded with time to relax and learn more about the local culture, do some traveling up to the mountains close by, or enjoy some time off snorkeling among the coral reefs which surround the island. So much has happened in three months, and unfortunately time flew by, but none the less the C3 experience has proven to be the best internship program a marine biologist like me could have participated, as it gave me loads of insight of the issues that third world countries have to deal with on a daily basis.

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  1. Esther Copete permalink

    Being stuck in a dead end job I decided to take the internship in Comoros to get some work experience and prepare myself for the competitive conservation and development job market. What I didn’t realize at that time was the enormous impact it would have in my personal life: I met wonderful people who taught me about their way of life in the Muslim culture of Comoros.

    Here I gained project management skills and was involved in the planning, monitoring and managing of the ecotourism project and looked after project teams. My internship inspired my passion for marine conservation and made me aware of the multi-faceted nature of the subject and the many ways to participate in coastal community development. I am now focusing on environmental education for sustainable development in coastal areas.

    Esther Copete

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