IT was more than just an internship when University of Western Australia student Christy Ho worked at Saint Patricks Community Centre.
The Canning Vale resident said she first got involved in the McCusker Centre for Citizenship, which worked to promote active citizenship, which then lead her to an internship at St Pat’s.
“My internship at St Pat’s was the result of me being matched to the organisation, I have been working there for three months,” she said.
“My initial internship was completed in early August but I have continued to work with St Pat’s and I intend on continuing to work closely in the future.”
Despite her initial nerves, Ms Ho said she has learnt a considerable amount from her time there.
“My role at St. Pat’s was that of a Marketing and Communications Intern. This role encapsulated the creation of marketing content, assisting with event planning and fundraising activities, and providing general administrative support,” she said.
“I also had opportunity to work in frontline services through assisting in running recreational activities and helping out in the op shop.
“These client-facing experiences particularly enabled me to see how St Pat’s is helping those in need and the value of the work I was undertaking during my internship.
“My time at St Pat’s reminded me of the responsibility I possess as a citizen to extend care and compassion to the people around me, as well as highlighted to me the difference showing care can make in society.”