Danielle, who was one of our internship candidates, wrote to us to tell us about her experiences here in Vancouver and with INTERNeX..
“In March I started a 20 weeks lasting internship at a chocolate company in Vancouver. During my stay, I was working in the Purchasing department in their Head Office and besides assisting this department in general tasks, I got several projects to work on. My first project pursued the goal to find improvements for the unitization of the packaging material which is held in their warehouse that is located in the same building as the Head Office. I had to take the requests of different people and other determining factors into account like the warehouse employees, suppliers and storage capacities. In another project I was establishing a database of packaging material and another was about collecting information from suppliers concerning the traceability of the ingredients used in production and food-contact items.
In general, I learned a lot during my internship and enjoyed my time there. I had to deal with different people internal as well as with suppliers, could spend time in the warehouse and in the normal office environment.
I am really grateful that I could spend this internship in the city of Vancouver. For me, the city is wonderful with so many friendly people and diverse cultures living here together. But most of all, I loved the nature which surrounds Vancouver and wished the summer had started earlier to be able to enjoy the beautiful hikes, parks and beaches even more.
Besides, I would like to give positive feedback for INTERNeX. I had the experience that it is quite difficult to find a fitting internship abroad which is related to my studies in Germany. INTERNeX was able to find one for me and I am sure to take advantage of this back home. But it is also good to always have a contact person in case of any problems occur. Also, the PR interns do a great job organizing so many events for all candidates and it is easy to get to know people who are in the same situation.”
Thank you Danielle and I hope you have a safe trip back to Germany and INTERNeX wishes you the best of luck with your future endeavors!