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Elisabeth

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Review for CILS Benefactors Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My internship, set up through CILS Benefactors, was amazing! I worked with an environmental-NGO in Patna, India, and couldn't have had a better experience. I not only gained a new perspective on non-profit work, but I was able to make contacts with government officials and people who work with the United Nations. I never would have found "Tarumitra" without CILS.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my International business transactions class. Also, in interviews, it's a great conversation piece.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that I've kept in touch with my "family" in India.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very devoted to environmentalism, and very creative in their work.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

have a huge influence in India.

Ways to make it better...

I had worked closer with lawyers. The time I was able to spend with lawyers was helpful.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the way the government functions, but that is true anywhere. Working in a developing country was helpful because there are many of the same problems as in the US, just on an exaggerated scale- so the issues were more obvious.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this was a great experience!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & I worked with an environmental NGO in Patna, India.