I completed my BA in Religious Studies at the University of Western Ontario and my Master’s in International Affairs at Carleton University. I was at a crossroads in my life; I had a great education but was still unsure of what direction to take my career. I discovered the Career Israel internship program by chance. It looked like an incredible program that would help me find my niche in the “career world,” while also helping to build my resume. Best of all, I would get to be in Israel! I had been on Birthright in 2008 but had never spent a significant amount of time here and Career Israel seemed like the perfect way to do that.
My internship was at the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC). I was a Relocation Resources Case Worker, which meant that I assisted asylum seekers living in Israel to relocate to other countries where they had family.
From my internship, I’ve realized that I want to continue to work with refugees when I go back home to Canada. This internship helped me find something that I was excited and passionate about, and for that I am eternally grateful.