TYO Intern Alumni: Where are They Now?
I think TYO changed me for good. My experience there gave me confidence in my own abilities and changed the way I saw the world.
Originally from Honiton, England Rosie taught Sports for adolescents, Fitness class as part of The Women's Group and Professional Competency at An-Najah University as an intern at TYO Nablus in the fall of 2013.
What was your favorite moment/story from your time with TYO?
My favourite moment from TYO was probably one of the times we played basketball in the children's sports class. All the kids played together really well and looked so happy the whole time! It was a really satisfying and happy moment for me and the volunteers.
What do you miss most about Nablus?
I miss everyone that I worked with at TYO, all the staff, interns, volunteers, women, children and students - they were all truly amazing!
What have you been up to after leaving Nablus and what are your plans for the future?
At the moment I am studying for my Masters in Gender and International Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. After my Masters I am hoping to get a job in women's rights advocacy in London or maybe in the Middle East.
How do you think TYO affected you personally and professionally?
I think TYO changed me for good. My experience there gave me confidence in my own abilities and changed the way I saw the world. Professionally, it has enriched my studies and has helped me feel able to apply for a wide range of jobs.
Do you have any advice for anyone considering applying for a TYO internship?
I would encourage people to definitely go for it! TYO was one of the best and most worthwhile things I've ever done.