Sona Chovushian and Flora Mirzakhanian are students of the Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences, who are doing their internships at Office of the Prime Minister of the RA within the framework of the “Bright Future for Youth” project. The project is implemented by Aleppo Compatriotic Charitable Organization by the fund of the WCC Armenia Round Table Foundation.
Sona is from Armavir region, she studies at the Department of “Translation and Intercultural Communication”, and has a great interest toward languages-fluent in Russian, English and German. Sona has a huge volunteer work experience, including translation and organizational work, and participation in the Erasmus + trainings.
Sona Chovushian. “Being an active person, I have always wished to participate in various programs along with the university, to try myself in different fields, to find a job or internship corresponding to my profession. However, while studying at university, it is quite difficult to find a job that gives professional growth. Especially now the difficulties have been doubled due to the problems and limitations caused by the pandemic. A month ago I was given a wonderful opportunity to have an internship in the Government of the Republic of Armenia, at the Office of the Prime Minister. For a month now, thanks to the “Bright Future for Youth” project, I have been doing an internship in the Department of “Information and Public Relations”, where I participate in various activities, take down in shorthand speeches of Ministers, study foreign media analysis, do researches, participate in the filming, etc.
This month gave me a wonderful experience of working with a good team, having senior colleagues with great experience and of course working and discovering myself. I am sure that the following months will help me to specialize even more and acquire a lot of knowledge.”
Flora Mirzakhanian is from Yerevan, she has graduated from the Department of “Political Science” this year, fluent in several languages, and is a member of the “MITK” Educational-Youth Initiative. In addition to her studies, Flora has participated in a number of extracurricular courses on democracy, media literacy, as well as EU values and human rights, both in Armenia and abroad.
Flora Mirzakhanian. “After graduation of the Bachelor’s degree a month ago, I decided to pursue a professional career and find a job, but I came across a reality. Almost all job places required work experience. Yes, work experience is important, but if no one gives you the opportunity to work, how can you gain that experience?
Fortunately, I learned about the “Bright Future for Youth” project, which allows young people to get paid internships. I have already acquired a number of skills in a month, which I am sure will be useful in my future activities, and the work experience gained here will help me move on to other jobs.”
The paid internship component of the “Bright Future for Youth” project enables talented youth to be involved in the activities of the most prestigious public and private sector institutions of the Republic of Armenia, paving a way for a successful career. Through the paid internship component, students and recent graduates improve their skills by working in various environments and gaining professional experience while working side-by-side with experienced professionals.
The “Bright Future for Youth” project was launched on 1 February 2020.