My internship at the sea

My internship at the sea

How to find an internship in Southern California? An internship, which is not only interesting and exciting, but also develops myself personally and professionally?

Charlotte M. - My Internship at sea
Charlotte M. – My Internship at sea

After one year of preparation, a desk full of documents, a delayed flight and a four-hour conversation with the American police at the airport, my internship of three months at the school “GERMAN SCHOOL campus” in Newport Beach finally started…

So what can I say after one month? The effort is worth it! In these four weeks I have met diligent students and parents, a great and extensive program of school as well as a hard-working director who always has an open door and gets support from her entire family.

View from classrooms at GERMAN SCHOOL campus
View from classrooms at GERMAN SCHOOL campus

Despite a number of tasks, I have the opportunity to work creatively and independently. In addition to the work on promotion, the preparation of lessons, event planning and one-to-one conversations with schools, the internship provides a great insight into the American way of working.

I was particularly impressed by the Scout Fair at the lake with hundreds of families, the great cooperation with the neighboring sailing school and by a visit to the Science Center right at the Back Bay of the Pacific.

Until the school year ends we still have so much work to do and time goes by so fast, but I am really looking forward to it…

Charlotte M. – June 2016