Purpose: Internship during the period 2.2-29.3. 2017 (Wk 6-13)
Dear Solheimar community ,
Solheimar community is an outstanding organisation having been recognized for its great work in environmental education, and for the support and involvement of people with special needs.
It is of strong interest to me the commitment of each member of the community living in the countryside and of my particular interest is the focus on the growth and development of the man within the community. Furthermore, the organic greenhouses for vegetable cultivation as well as the organic forestry is of my interest for a possible investigation of the sustainability of the community regarding food and health.
I am a Bachelor student in Global Nutrition and Health at Metropolitan University College in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Bachelor's Degree in Global Nutrition and Health is a 3 ½ years higher education program leading to a professional bachelor's degree. One of the requirements of this education is that university college students seek short internships inside or outside of Denmark.
I was wondering if there is any opportunity to either be involved in a small part of the work you conduct, or whether there is opportunity to seek work experience or analytical expertise with you or others in your organisation.
I am able to understand and interpret various dietary guidelines and I am in a position to explain their importance to the general public and vulnerable target groups. Furthermore, I have insight into how to assess nutritional needs depending on the individuals situation and I can give scientific based advice for improving their health balance with an appropriate nutrients intake. I can use proficiently excel for data collection and analysis.
I have recently took part to the Global Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, where I was helping the organization to make reports of the various sessions. The focus of the conference was on how to implement the Sustainable Development Goals, with a specific focus on health – in particular maternal, sexual, and reproductive health and rights of women and girls– and on gender equality, education, environment, and economic empowerment.
I would like to help on the personal growth, to ensure that the community, especially people with special needs could take a proper intake of micro and macro-nutrients, as well as they become socially healthier and so to be a great support for their own community. I would like to practice by doing client data collection methods and assisting with qualitative interviews.
By joining Solheimar Community I want to learn more by making on-field experience next to a team of professionals, practicing health promotion and helping the community to get their basic human needs and so a better chance of living and growing healthy.
My current education help me to easily connect, communicate and cooperate with people coming from very different backgrounds and culture. I had a 9 months EVS experience in Denmark which gave me a further experience and insight on social work and living within a different and multicultural environment. My knowledge of the English language and other foreign languages would be a great support for communicating more effectively with you and I'm willing to learn about the local culture and language to facilitate and making more engaging my work.
I expect to fund my own travel and accommodation expenses and so there would be no need for additional funds from your organisation.
I would appreciate the opportunity to contact you personally for a very brief meeting. I am available to talk on Skype as soon as convenient for you. Thanks for your time and I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
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