My name is Jason Maymon and I am one of the scholarship awardees for the Absolute remote internship program. I'm a student at Florida State University and I identify as a mixed individual as I am of Black and Puerto Rican descent. The way I stay involved in the mixed community is through my university’s Mixed Student Union, which I founded and serve as the president.
The Barcelona Program has been a dream come true to say the least.
From the culture, food, language and customs I have learned so much over this past month. Not to mention, I’ve gotten a chance to brush up on my Spanish. On my way from the airport my first day, I couldn’t believe that this would be my home for the next month. I had pinch myself a few times to make sure it was real (but to this day it still feels like a dream). Day three in the Barcelona Program we went on a city tour of Catalunya specifically Las Ramblas and once again I was in awe. The architecture of various places in Barcelona is stunning to say the least. Not only that but the historical elements of this city are truly fascinating. From that day, I knew that I could see myself living in Barcelona in the future.
Vimbai Mufunde from the University of Essex shares her experiences from her Madrid summer internship working in the non-profit industry as one of Absolute's Intern Heroes
This internship is nothing like any other job I've had before. The atmosphere is super relaxed, calm and supportive. I've swapped an office for workshops, formal office wear for summer dresses, proper shoes for chanclas and I'm loving every moment of it.