Before coming to Armenia, I was nervous, but at the same excited to see someplace I did not have much prior knowledge of. Most of my nervousness stemmed from starting my internship, as this is my first time interning, and, in preparation, I began learning as much as I could about the organization before I started my internship. On the first day, I was only there for a few hours. I started with sifting through the organization's website and pamphlets. I began researching the many human rights programs they ran. I came so fascinated with current and programs and the organization's accomplishments.
On the second day, I had been given the task of researching bullying, worldwide. I became weary of this idea, as I had only known the bare minimum reading it. As I became more engaged with the topic, I became fascinated with the issue and began to research the worldwide response to bullying. I first started researching the varying types of bullying and then moved on to learn about how different countries deal with this issue. Many regions around the world have implemented laws and strategies to conquer this phenomenon, but a practical solution has not been discovered. Although every region in the world acknowledges that children suffer from bullying and violence, a global measure has not been achieved. A response to the increase in bullying has resulted in strong anti-bullying laws have been implemented over the last few years in many countries around the world. The United Nations has also created resolutions to urge member states to take action against this global challenge. I hope to be able to research this topic more as it such a detrimental issue for children all over the globe.
As I became more engaged in the work, my nervousness began to disappear. The nervousness I had has become excitement, and I am thrilled to go in and be able to do work on topics that interest me. I am eager to learn more about my organization and the vital programs they are involved in.