In addition to their volunteerism, many TLU students were also engaged in community-based internships, both in Lebanon and in their respective communities.
Mahdi Al Khatib (Syria) completed his internship with “Help Syria's Kids", a non-governmental organization based in New York, dedicated to helping the Syrian refugee children at a camp in Ketermaya, Lebanon, by carrying out a series of educational programs for children and women's empowerment activities. He assisted in the coordination and the follow-up of the kids' progress in the educational reinforcement program, and in planning new psychosocial support activities with the supervisors.
Montaha Nottah (Libya) completed her internship at the “Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS)" in AUB, providing logistical support on various Center-led projects, including organizing a training of trainers (ToT) workshop under the “Safe and Sound" project, and assisting in monitoring and evaluation for the Science Labs project. This experience was tailored to provide first-year students with exposure to varied approaches to civic engagement and research addressing social challenges.
Nour Kaddeche (Algeria) completed her community-based internship with the “Digital Skills Training by the United Nations World Food Program and AUB's Center for Civic Engagement and Community"; a collaborative project between the United Nations World Food Program and AUB's Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service which entails training Syrian refugees on digital skills in 4 different areas in Lebanon. Nour worked on conducting a soft skills training for the participants, capturing success stories from beneficiaries, organizing and conducting a virtual employment fair in the training centers, conducting phone interviews with alumni to track their progress, and supporting center coordinators in researching trainings, scholarships, and other opportunities for the trainees.