As their time at Deki starts to come to an end, we’re talking to some of our current interns about their experiences woking for Deki and how they have progressed since starting with us. Their stories will be told over the course of three days so keep your eyes peeled tread them all!
Interested in Deki’s intern program? Find more information and apply here.
Our first interview is with Mhairi, Deki's Fundraising and Communications Intern. She's in her final year at the University of Bristol and has been interning with us for 6 months. Mhairi's mainly responsible for assisting the Fundraising Manager, applying to Trusts and Foundations and writing for the Deki website. This is what she had to say about her internship experience so far:
1. Why did you choose Deki?
I loved how innovative Deki is as a concept. I think its fantastic that anyone can lend to an entrepreneur in Africa and see their money transform people's lives again and again.
2. What skills did you learn?
I worked mostly in fundraising with some work in communications. In terms of skills, I think the thing I learnt most was attention to detail especially when writing funding bids and entrepreneur profiles.
3. What was your most memorable moment?
It is not one moment but I loved writing the entrepreneurial profiles and hearing all the stories of the people Deki fund.
4. Where to next?
Well, I finish my degree this year so I'm going out into the big wide world. I really want to continue to work for charities and organisations that have some kind of a positive social impact, so we will see...
5. Would you recommend Deki to a friend?
Of course, I think it’s great if you want to learn how a UK based, international development charity works. I also think its particularly good if you want to learn about communications, marketing or fundraising more generally.