Greetings from the heart of OTB’s headquarters!
Thrilled to Share My Journey as an Intern at OTB!
Prepare to be inspired! I am thrilled to share with you my unforgettable experience as an intern at OTB, an esteemed international NGO committed to making a positive impact on our communities worldwide. Over the past few months, I have had the privilege of working alongside dedicated professionals and contributing to projects that aim at transforming lives and our societies.
Please, allow me to take you on a journey through the highlights of my internship.
Diverse and Collaborative Environment
From day one, I was welcomed with open arms by the warm and supportive team at OTB, a personal plus for me was that the organisation is composed of Serbian and Croatian people which allowed me to exchange my own experiences in the Balkans and improve my command of the language. In addition, people from Lithuania and Portugal are part of the OTB family, fostering a unique and enriching multicultural exchange and environment. The commitment to diversity and inclusion created a melting pot of talent, where creativity and innovation flourished!
Meaningful Projects with Global Impact
Working at OTB was a fulfilling experience as I was involved in projects with significant global impact. My role in the NGO focused on project management, I assisted in the management of several projects with international impact: prevention of radicalisation, circular economy, as well as, promotion of peace, democracy and EU values in the Western Balkans. Thanks to these experiences I have consolidated a high level of commitment, problem-solving skills, versatility and negotiation skills furthering my competencies and soft skills. Whether it was researching good practices, writing curriculum or facilitating workshops and training, I felt empowered knowing that my efforts were positively shaping lives.
Learning and Professional Growth
As an intern, I had the opportunity to learn from highly competent professionals. The mentorship provided by experienced team members was invaluable, and I gained insights into effective project management, impact assessment, and cross-cultural communication. The nurturing environment at OTB allowed me to embrace new challenges, develop critical skills, and grow both personally and professionally. One of the most exciting aspects of working at OTB was the organisation’s eagerness to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship in social projects.
Impact Stories that Inspire
Witnessing the direct impact of OTB’s projects was awe-inspiring. As part of my role, I had the opportunity to be involved in the delivery of training in Brussels and I could interact with beneficiaries. Hearing their stories of empowerment and transformation reinforced the importance of OTB’s work and motivated me to contribute my best to the organisation’s mission. One unforgettable experience in OTB was when we had to deliver training for the REBUILD project and we ended up sharing the best proposals for youth engagement at the European Parliament!
Nurturing a Global Network
My journey at OTB broadened my horizons and connected me with a vast network of like-minded individuals, partners, and supporters around the globe. The sense of camaraderie and shared vision within the NGO community is truly remarkable.
Gratitude and a Bright Future
As my internship at OTB comes to an end, I leave with a heart full of gratitude for this extraordinary experience and family. The lessons I’ve learned and the relationships I’ve formed will stay with me throughout my personal and career journey. I am confident that OTB’s unwavering dedication to creating a better world will continue to inspire change and touch the lives of countless individuals in need.
Join Us in Creating a Brighter Future!
I’d like to thank the family behind the organisation and say a huge thank you for being part of my personal and incredible journey within OTB. Your support, commitment and encouragement make all the difference. Together, we can create a brighter future for the communities we serve. And personally, I’m thrilled to share that I will continue my professional development with this incredible organisation!
With warm regards,
Enrique Martos Sánchez OTB Intern.