“I applied to MAP 1 year ago, and I was accepted into the Volunteering and Internship Programme (VIP). 6 months later, I was employed by the organization.
I experienced many things, among them how to be a solution-oriented journalist.
I can both define and sum up my experience at MAP, as 1 year of learning, exploring and applying peacebuilding into my work.”
“What I enjoyed the most about my internship at MAP was being involved in the 6th Annual Peace Journalism Workshop both as a participant and an organizer. I also liked the “Young Arab Voices” project because it was new and different.
I would like to thank MAP President Ms. Vanessa Bassil because she is the best boss in many aspects.
Finally, I felt that the team was like my second little family and I have many unforgettable memories with each member within it.”
“Volunteering with MAP was a major contributor to my personal growth.
Not only was I able to learn many skills that I believe would be of great help to me in my career, but I was also illuminated by the idea of peace journalism and its ability to contribute to resolving conflicts.
Most importantly, I understood myself more; for example, I figured out that I work better under pressure which helped me in my university life and during other activities.
Moreover, being part of MAP made me aware of my responsibility as a member of society.”
“I joined MAP in June 2015 for a 2-3 months internship; I didn’t expect that it would last for a whole year.
What I liked the most in MAP is that it has youthful vibes and an energetic atmosphere to work in.
Throughout my year of interning at MAP, I have grown as a person.
MAP gave me the opportunity to be responsible and committed in the different positions which I have held.
What I experienced at MAP and what I gained from it can’t be easily described by words. All I can simply say is: Thank you MAP, and mostly Thank you Ms. Vanessa!”
“During my internship, I learned that I can do things which I was not quite taught how to do at school or at university, with the guidance and support of my supervisor and other MAP members.
I am particularly thankful to Ms. Vanessa for all the things that she has taught me, and for pushing me to learn on my own.”
Prior to joining Consulting WP, Bianca ran a project management software firm in the U.S. and worked in consulting and investment banking.