Where did you do your internship and in which department?
For my internship I was at Hitradio Namibia, a German-language radio station in Namibia's capital Windhoek. The editorial department was very small and I was fully involved in all areas. So there were no real departments there at all.
How did you like it? Would you recommend it to other HMKW students?
My internship abroad was an incredibly wonderful experience! I was able to learn a lot on a professional level, try out my journalistic skills and also develop personally. A stay abroad like that always makes you a bit more independent and courageous.
I can only recommend all HMKW students to do their internship in a foreign country: Take the plunge, you won't regret it!
What was the biggest challenge during your internship abroad?
The people in Namibia are very hospitable and welcoming - but punctuality and reliability are just not that important to them. That was sometimes a challenge, you just have to have a lot of patience.
The everyday poverty and misery you see on the streets was very stressful for me. I strongly questioned our living standards in Europe and now look at the German-Namibian relationship from a different perspective. One should be very aware of one's role as part of a German-speaking elite in Namibia.