Intern success at Whirlow
Sheffield University student makes an impact
We were delighted to be supported by The University of Sheffield this summer with the arrival of intern Jennifer Selim. We were extremely fortunate that the University were able to provide a paid internship for Jennifer. During her time here she helped us develop weekend activities for our visitors and for our very popular birthday parties. This is a fantastic scheme giving students an opportunity to develop their work skills, providing them with relevant experience to add to their CV.
Jennifer said 'I did 100 hours as an intern and it was a very enjoyable experience. Whilst working on the farm, I organised crafts for the weekends, and gathered materials from around the farm as the resources for them. I was impressed with the diversification of the farm from the farm fair to the weddings, which led me to work with lots of different staff across the organsation. The internship helped me develop my management skills alongside working with the general public. It gave me an insight into the workings of a charity and the different ways to fundraise. This internship has made me consider going into project management and events as a future career. Overall, it was a very positive experience, and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of interning or volunteering here!'