El reto de hacer una práctica en Madrid. Internships 2019-20_ Capítulo VI: ONG. Refugiados

Unos de los aspectos que interesa más a los estudiantes es la idea de poder colaborar en alguna organización relacionada con ayuda a refugiados y personas solicitantes de asilo. Dos de las organizaciones no gubernamentales más conocidas de España nos ofrecen la oportunidad de que colaboren con ellas haciendo trabajos de investigación para departamentos jurídicos, ayudando en tareas relacionadas con voluntariado y sensibilización e incluso si están interesadas tienen la posibilidad de colaborar directamente haciendo y apoyando en talleres de formación a las personas solicitantes de asilo, principalmente inglés, pero también de inserción social y laboral.

Nos han dejado algunos comentarios de sus experiencias en CEAR (Comisión Española de Ayuda al Refugiado) y Provivienda: Protección Internacional. Gracias a las organizaciones y a las personas que han dedicado su tiempo supervisando y formando a nuestros estudiantes, y a todas estas por su dedicación en una causa tan necesaria y justa como es el refugio humanitario.

CEAR

I am working to improve the volunteer program at CEAR as well as relations between volunteers and the refugees they work with. I perform research and work closely with excel and Adobe, helping to create graphics to improve communication and the sharing of information between volunteers and our headquarters. María Nolan, Tufts. Fall 2019

Though my time was cut short due to the pandemic, I was able to complete a research report on the human rights situation in Ecuador, a country from which many asylum seekers in Spain come, learn to work in a Spanish professional setting, interact with professionals of all ages from all over the world, and learn and practice my time management, self disciplining, and Spanish language skills.  It was also an interesting experience to commute to my internship every day as it would usually be during rush hour. It made me feel like a real Madrileña working in the city.    After having this experience, I know I want to work with another NGO in the near future and in my career. Andrea Chavez, Tufts. Spring 2020

Provivienda: Protección Internacional

I would definitely recommend this internship, but to someone who is able to go with the flow. We are teaching English to recent refugees, and it is incredibly rewarding to build relationships with these people, but also it is definitely difficult sometimes when speaking about more personal topics. Sahana Callahan, Tufts. Fall 2019

With Provivienda I had the opportunity to teach English to refugees in the Madrid community. Unfortunately I only had the chance to teach once this semester but it was an utter please as I got to connect with a new demographic I would not have otherwise. I would recommend it and can see it helping my future as I plan to continue with immigrant/refugee education. Sophie Heckelman, Tufts. Spring 2020

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