What I liked
This was an exciting unique internship opportunity in Huatulco, Mexico. The Bacaanda Foundation is a non-governmental organization that helps indigenous communities through various programs, particularly in education. Being a communications intern at the foundation, I was able to immerse myself in a unique context and learn about indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. I liked learning about the challenges of the NGO in this particular context, and the importance of an organization's communication strategy working with different local actors, stakeholders and donors. Being interested in development, I also really enjoyed being exposed to a bottom up approach to philanthropy that is community-driven.