Nicole Petrovic
Illinois, USA
2018

“The Desmond Tutu Foundation was the most ideal internship site for me. I recently graduated with a chemistry degree and am working towards getting my Master’s in Public Health and I intend to focus most of my work on health disparities. This was my first experience applying chemistry into a public health setting and the location and projects I worked on were perfect for what I want to do. I learned a lot about the different approaches and impacts public health careers can have and learned a great deal about the research process in general. This was also my first professional experience and doing it in Cape Town allowed me to become more independent and self-motivated while learning to adjust to new work settings. My advice for future interns is to be direct about what work you want to do and take initiative if you notice a project you have ideas about.”

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