Amy’s University placement

Amy Oboussier PhotoAmy has completed her 13 week University placement with us, she was a huge asset to our team bringing a wealth of International Development knowledge and research skills from her University course along with a variety of fundraising and social media skills.  Amy went on to do a paid internship with us over the summer and is now returning to finish her final year at University, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Amy for her wonderful contribution to Maternity Worldwide.  This is what Amy had to say about her time here;

“As part of my International Development course at Sussex University I chose to do a 13 week placement at Maternity Worldwide.  Maternity Worldwide was my first choice as my interests were in gender and health, and the work complemented the modules I had done at university previously.  Because Maternity Worldwide is a small charity, working in the office has allowed me to see a wide range of activities that go behind an NGO.  Most of my work involved helping with fundraising, but I also did research into up-to-date maternal health statistics, alternative ambulance systems and potential donors.  I really enjoyed the research aspect of my job and it helped to inform and inspire the research I was doing independently and for my course.

After the placement had finished I stayed on with Maternity Worldwide for the summer in a paid position as Fundraising Support Intern and helped with admin and fundraising in the office.  I hope to keep in close contact with the charity through the Brighton Fundraising Group, which will allow me to continue contributing to the amazing work of this charity.

Obtaining practical experience has been essential to my understanding of development and the way I will approach my course in the future.  The experience I have gained and the skill sets I have acquired will give me a greater advantage when looking for a job after graduation.  Overall, coming to work for Maternity Worldwide has been a valuable educational experience, but also a pleasure to part of a wonderful team doing vital work.”

If you are interested spending your University placement with Maternity Worldwide please contact [email protected].  Please note, unfortunately, we are not able to offer placements for less than a month in duration.