2012 Annual Report

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Internship Program The TakingITGlobal Internship program runs three times a year organisation in 2012 to implement TakingITGlobal programs and with a focus on mentorship, skill building and personal leadership develop their interests and skills through workshops, external development. 36 interns worked closely with staff across the opportunities and one-on-one mentorship. " y duration at TakingITGlobal as an intern was an enriching experience. M TakingITGlobal has established a unique culture that allows its interns to engage in tasks that allow them to think openly and creatively about the work they do. This paved my path to new opportunities during my internship experience. My time with Adobe Youth Voices has allowed me to explore the power of creativity and the value it adds to the work I do here at TakingITGlobal. My overall experience as an intern was very Pegah Tootoonchian joined TIG as the Adobe Youth Voices Project Assistant in June 2011 and was hired full-time on as AYV Project Coordinator. valuable - the takeaway from my time at TakingITGlobal has been very practical and applicable in my career and academic pursuits." " started my journey with TIG as an intern, and had a great experience I characterized by personal growth, and meaningful work. I learned so much about working in the non-profit sector and about the career that I wanted through the support of my supervisor. Now as the Education Program Manager at TIG, I support a team of interns. The program is structured in a way that benefits both the individuals and the organisation, and I make every effort to ensure that interns feel valued Joining the TakingITGlobal team as TIGed Assistant in January 2011, Kate Gatto is now the Education Program Manager at TIG. and that their time with us arms them with experience to help them along their career path." " hen I first joined took on the role of Communications Coordinator at W TakingITGlobal, I was finishing my undergraduate degree. I was able to balance both, not only because the TIG team was so accommodating but because they were supportive of my work both in and outside the office. I was given the freedom to shape my projects in a way that let me flex and grow my creative and interpersonal skills while helping me solidify the career path I wanted to take in the future. The entire team at Katie D'Angelo met the TakingITGlobal team while at the YouthMovement Summit in New York City, and is now the Communications Coordinator at TakingITGlobal. 28 TakingITGlobal Annual Report 2012 TIG allowed me bring my own ideas to the table and were always heard - I'm extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity to learn with such a great team."

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