I am sad to say that this will be my final blog as my internship finishes today. The past two months I have had some of the most brilliant experiences working within St John as a whole and within the Eye hospital in particular. I actually can’t believe how fast this whole time has gone.
This whole process started just before Easter when I applied for an internship at The Order of St John International Office. So I was delighted when I was told that I had an interview. The interview was actually really interesting as I mostly chatted with the two lovely lady interviewers about international development projects. I was even more delighted when they told me that they would like me to come and work with them at Easter.
BUT….I am hugely embarrassed to admit this, but here goes…I actually haven’t mentioned this in any of my blogs before, but I am a ballerina. So Just before Easter, I was in a ballet show up at university. Ok, so my excuses first…I love to dance and so I am really passionate about it…..and during the first show I managed to kick myself in the head on stage and then knock myself out and break my nose….all pretty spectacular and I’m sure you can imagine, it was not my finest hour!
So, because of this I was required to postpone my internship to this summer. Whilst at the International Office I was told by Faryal that they had a space opening up at the Eye Hospital for a new intern. So I chatted with her and Geof and managed to sort out the internship to start here a couple of weeks later. Working here has been a really brilliant experience and I have gained some invaluable skills that will undoubtedly help me in my career. But the best thing about working here is the people. So I just want to say a big thank you to them all and that I really appreciate the time that they have spent sharing their skills and expertise with me…..so thank you…and goodnight, L x