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Internships and Volunteering at Momentum World
We welcome interns and volunteers from the UK, Europe or further afield. Young people who work with us get a varied and rewarding experience, opportunities to participate in our projects and sometimes travel to other countries. We benefit from the extra motivation and energy which they bring to our team.
My name is Deniz, and I am from Turkey. I am studying Marketing and Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis and had the opportunity to participate in my university’s study abroad program in London. During my semester, I will be taking classes and interning at Momentum World.
Even though my internship has just begun, I am eager to assist Momentum World over the next month. As a young adult who has lived and studied in three continents, I believe that education and an international mindset are integral parts of making a difference in the world. I find the principles and programs Momentum World promotes to be incredibly valuable. So I am looking forward to contributing to the organization’s initiatives to create opportunities that facilitate international learning and career preparation. I am also excited to develop new skills and broaden my perspective.
Hello, I’m Christian and I’m 20 years old. I live in a small village in Czech Republic but originally, I’m from Italy. I’m studying at Business Academy in Kroměříž.
I’ve got the opportunity to work in the UK (London) for 2 months through the organisation Royal Chance. I’m looking forward especially to meeting new people, learning about culture, improving my English skills and so on. This is great opportunity to make it happen. We should be happy to have chances like this to travel around the world. I remember when I told my grandpa about this and he said “Please, don’t be stupid, take this opportunity. I would take it if I had the chance.” So, I hope this curse will give me a lot of experiences for the rest of my life.
My name is Bence and I am from Hungary. In October 2017 I began an internship with Momentum World in London. I have just completed my Master’s degree in International Relations at Corvinus University in Budapest. A 7-month Erasmus programme in Germany enabled me to broaden my horizons extensively as well as allowed me to conduct extensive research for my thesis. After this I decided to apply for Erasmus plus, which provides students with an amazing opportunity to gain international work experience, increase their cultural awareness and enhance their employability. Fortunately, Momentum World gave me the opportunity to take part in their projects. I am really glad that I can be here because I support the objectives of Momentum World, developing young people’s employability, adding value to formal education. I would like to learn about the mechanism of this organization and assist in any way that may be helpful.
Zachary Calvar Miot
My name is Ashley, and I’m a university student from the United States, studying Marketing and Economics at Washington University in St. Louis. I started my internship at Momentum World through my university’s study abroad internship program, in which I’ll be living, taking classes, and working in London for a semester.
Even though I’ve just started, I’m already incredibly excited for the work that I’ll be doing over the next several months. As someone who is still young, I think the opportunities that the organization provides in terms of experiencing other cultures and preparing for future careers are really important and valuable.
Momentum World has given me the chance to improve my English, to become more confident and in addition, to learn something about the culture of England, because it was my first trip to England.
In addition to that Momentum World gave me the possibility to take part in the “S-Factor into Eurovision” program in the north of England. I was very curious and excited to be a part of this great program. This time was probably the most rewarding of my internship.
I think the best thing about Momentum World is that they give young people with disabilities a chance to become integrated into everyday life. They take time to work with them and give them a goal to which they can work.
I am keen in pursuing a career in Advertising and Marketing in the near future, and being the Marketing, Projects and Communication intern I was able to use my skills to emphasise the importance of the life changing education and training which Momentum World is offering young people. As a young person myself I believe that the development of leadership, communication and enterprise skills is incredibly important and imperative to enhance career prospects and is something which many young people are not exposed to. I definitely admire the purpose, values and ethics of Momentum World and I was truly excited to embark on my journey there for three months.
2013 - 2014
I was working in the Momentum World office and I participated in several projects with the team from December to March (Momentum gave me the opportunity to travel abroad to Finland for a project). This organisation gave the opportunity to improve many of my skills and bring my own Belgian style. I am always comparing Momentum World to a Lighthouse, because this internship changed my life and gave me direction for the future whilst at the same time kept me away from the rocks when things weren’t going right in my life.
I’ll never forget this experience and my British team. Thank you again for everything.
Hi, my name is Marek and I am 19 years old. I grew up in Prague, Czech Republic. I have been suffering from severe headaches for over 8 years now and so I had problems with studying because of it. I interrupted my studies several times, so I was a 17 year old guy without proper education and without any perspective for the future.
And so, I moved from Prague to a little town Kroměříž which is about 3,5 hours away from Prague. I moved there because of an internship on a small protestant Bible course called Czech Bible Institute (CBI). I started working part time at watchmaker shop and after a year of living there I got an opportunity to travel for two months to London and work there.
I took the chance and now I’m sitting in cool office with great colleagues from Momentum World and looking forward what these two months will give me.
Hello, I’m Veronika. I’m from the Czech Republic. I studied at the Business Academy in Kromeriz. Then I studied English language at language school in Olomouc. The job centre helped me find out more information about this internship with Royal Chance. I got the chance to go to London and have an internship in Momentum World. I wanted to get new experiences and to improve my English. I like to learn new things and meet new people. I wanted to work in an administrative role. I got the job at Momentum CIC. I liked it there.
My work included work on a laptop, creating tables, text, searching for various information, writing articles, editing photos, scanning documents, organizing the office. The project opened the door for me to go to London for the first time and try to work abroad. Thank you for the opportunity. I found out that it is similar to the Czech Republic. Thank you Momentum World – it has enriched me! This experience is very important and beneficial to me.
Hello, my name is Ondrej Kejik and I am from Czech Republic. I am thirty years old. I worked as a warehouseman but now I am unemployed. I would like to work as an administrative
assistant and I was lucky. One Czech company offered me an internship in London in a nonprofit organisation Momentum World, so I accepted it immediately. I think this experience will help me to better understand office work. I also expect that I will meet interesting people because Momentum is working with young people from many countries of the European Union.
My time at Momentum World has been an extremely rewarding opportunity for me to learn more about the importance of youth mobility, and to make connections with people from all over Europe. I have gained skills in event planning and proposals that will prove invaluable in my future career, and have been inspired by the passion with which the team at Momentum World works every single day.
Though my internship has come to an end, I have come to greatly appreciate the time I spent working there, and am grateful to have been given the opportunity to do so.
My application was sent out to over 100 organisations, and Momentum World was the first to show interest in me. You have to know that I didn’t have any relevant work experience, so even getting one positive response on my resume was massive for me. I couldn’t be more lucky with Momentum World as my workplace, as I really had no idea what I wanted to do in my life career wise. I thought Momentum World would teach me things about myself I didn’t know before and help me to get more confidence in myself.
After 7 weeks with Momentum, everything I thought that I would learn came true and even more. I’ve indeed learned a lot of things about myself, about things I like and don’t like and about how I want to become one day. One of the most important things I’ve learned is that I need to step out of my comfort zone, my bubble, I’m capable of a lot more things than I thought I was. Another important thing I’ve learned is that money isn’t everything, money isn’t the answer to every question. Passion and happiness is.
I never expected an internship to be as rewarding as it was with Momentum. Before they took me on, I had just finished university and was finding it pretty tough getting a full time job due lack of experience. Afterwards, I was left with the technical experience that I thought I would get from working with databases but also so much more.
During my time with them, Momentum offered me so many amazing opportunities. I got to learn about events management, film making, meet some truly inspirational people from all over the world and learn about their culture, and I even got to go abroad myself.
Even though I have now moved on to working for an events organisation, I still tell everyone I meet about my time with Momentum World because I am proud to have been part of their amazing team and the work that they are doing.
Around Easter in 2012 I was given the amazing opportunity to help with the media promotion of 2020 Education. My first office was the very impressive Northcliffe House, home of national newspapers like the Daily Mail, Independent and Evening Standard. I spent six months helping with 2020 Education and was inspired to start my own career in PR.
My experience with Momentum helped me get my job at one of London’s top PR agencies and I’ve been there since but obviously keep in touch with everything that’s going on back at Momentum.
I am Sara. I am 22 years old. I am a Spanish student of International Relations and Translation and now intern at Momentum World. I chose this internship as part of my degree since I thought it would be constructive and would open new doors for me. I also wanted to gain some international experience and what better place to do so than London. When I first looked at the organization’s mission and activities, I found it admirable and thought it was going to be very rewarding for both my personal and professional life. Even though I have specialized in Economics and International Business, I have always been interested in the human aspect of my studies. I love travelling, getting to know different cultures and learning from them. It has given me a broader vision of life. I hope I can bring positive things to Momentum, and I am sure I will be able to develop my skills and gain expertise in such an interesting field.
During my time at high school I became familiar with community projects in my hometown. This helped to develop my passion for community development and volunteer work. Later on at university I further explored this interest by participating in many international youth projects supported by Erasmus+, both at home and abroad. These projects excited and inspired me to continue personal, educational and skill development in this area. Momentum´s inspiring work with young people and schools, and their aims such as increasing understanding of global issues and participation of young people in local or global projects, are reasons why I decided to apply for the internship here. I am now a member of staff with Momentum, in charge of developing the EuroPeers UK network.
I studied photography at art school in Brno. When I finished my studies, I couldn’t find a job. The job centre in my city created a project called “Royal Chance or Come and Work in England”. The project was for two months and when I read about it, I knew I had to be a part of the project. I applied and was selected. When I got the news, I said to myself: Lucy, this will be the beginning of a new life.
What did I get from my internship with Momentum World? They really changed my life. The internship helped me imagine new possibilities for my life. I found out what is really important in my life, what I really want to do. I want to join the EVS, help people, travel and explore other cultures…
I’m very happy that I was able to participate in the Centres of Excellence project. I met a lot of interesting people who helped me with my English. They were incredibly patient, kind and respectful. I learned something from everyone. They were inspirational and showed me there are other ways to live my life.
The internship at Momentum World was a big opportunity for me and I really needed it. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. I was lost. My personal goal for this internship was to find myself. And yes. I did.
When I started working for Momentum World, I didn’t know about the existence of Erasmus plus and some of the other organisations and projects. I was surprised because they are some of the best ways to travel, learn a lot of new things, meet lovely people and experience opportunities to change our lives. Learning about them inspired me to find similar organisations in my country and I decided to join them and help other people as COE helped me. I found countless amazing projects throughout Europe and I want to be a part of this because I want to work on my personal development.
Thank you to the whole team at Momentum World. Thank you for the chance to work with the best people I have met in my life.
Inspired by Momentum World’s values and their wide range of projects, I applied for an internship. Having experienced the benefits of an overseas gap year in Australia and South Africa, I believe strongly in the value of experiencing other cultures and gaining a world-view perspective.
Also as a local youth group leader, I was excited to be working for a company that provides life-changing opportunities for young people and engages them in important global issues. The experience was eye-opening, and projects such as 2020 Education, international learners and leaders programmes are inspiring. Momentum World offers an exciting, challenging engagement with a diverse range of projects.
I assisted Momentum World on 6 different projects assisting the team in a variety of ways from helping to organise conferences to running workshops and doing energisers with the young people. I gained a lot of IT skills that I didn’t previously have in areas like designing presentations, spreadsheets and database input. I also gave speeches and presentations to different organisations promoting Momentum world in 3 different countries across Europe. Working for Momentum gave me such an insight into many global issues that I wasn’t aware of until I worked with them such as the declining bee population and human trafficking. My work there allowed me to explore and expand my skills in film making which was something I wasn’t expecting to learn about but I am very passionate about so I was very happy to learn about it.
During my time there I was given the opportunity to travel to Poland to learn about Civic Volunteering, Portugal to build partner ships with other organisations and I went to Finland to learn about cultural understanding. I met amazing people on these projects and have made some friends for life in my time on them.
Even after my internship finished I took part in their Leadership Programme which was one of the most inspirational weeks of my entire life. I learnt so much about myself and my abilities during that week. I gained many new skills through my experiences there such as leadership, organisation, confidence and broadened my knowledge and skills in film making which is an area I am very passionate about my experience I gained through working with Momentum World helped me to get the job I have now working in advertising as a Client Assistant at Posterscope in Manchester. I cannot thank Momentum World for everything they have done for me, They helped me to succeed and grow as a person and helped me achieve things I never thought possible.I would advise everyone who possibly can to get involved with Momentum World in whatever capacity because it will change your life.
The people I met through Momentum and the projects I worked on both within the UK and internationally inspired me in more ways than I imagined. Momentums mission is to enhance the career prospects of young people. And this is exactly what they do. There are no corners cut, no other interest, no other motive. From the beginning to end of my time at Momentum there would be new projects for young people being sought and continual learning from previous ones. It was a privilege to work alongside a team which have a genuine desire to change and forward the lives of young people.
A project particularly close to me was the Time for Tea campaign. I strongly believe in the importance of engaging young people in addressing global issues and the Time for Tea campaign is at the forefront of this. The campaign gave me the opportunity to meet with an inspiring nuclear activist called Satish Kumar and also be part of his BBC Radio 4 documentary. Opportunities such as these not only built experience and skills, but greatly played a strong role in fuelling my own passion.
Nicolien Van Der Linden
I have been inspired by the work Momentum World does with young people. The way they engage youngsters is amazing and inspired me to work with youth in the future. That is why I am now going to start with a Teacher education programme.
Since my internship my life has changed in so many ways. I am much more confident than I was before. I have met amazing people around the projects I did during my internship. I am pleased that I have worked with Momentum, the things I have learned and my education will be the key for my future students.