Akvile was one of many interns at Willingness. She shared her company experience during her time in Malta. She delves into all the knowledge, skills, and professional guidance that was received during her time at Willingness.

My Summer Internship Journey

Willingness | Akvile's Experience - Summer Internship at Willingness in Malta

Greetings, fellow readers! It’s been an exhilarating ride as I reflect on my nearly two-month journey of learning and self-discovery in this new environment—a new country, culture, company, and community. As a student eager to expand my horizons, I’ve dived headfirst into a whirlwind of activities, and the transformation I’ve experienced is beyond words.

From day one, my determination to seize every opportunity has been my guiding light. Engaging in an array of activities, including workshops, supervision meetings, core team sessions, childminding, and camps, has given me a taste of various dimensions within this dynamic field.

These experiences have done more than any textbook ever could, broadening my perspective and enriching my knowledge.

What struck me most profoundly during this adventure was the power of reflection. Taking time to pause and ponder over my experiences has deepened my understanding of the knowledge I’ve been acquiring. Each experience became a piece of a puzzle, contributing to a clearer picture of the psychological landscape I’m immersing myself in.

Undoubtedly, the interactions with my like-minded peers have been a highlight of this journey. Engaging in conversations, sharing ideas, and exchanging opinions has not only enhanced my language skills but has also provided a sense of belonging within a community of shared passions.

Participating in diverse discussions and actively listening to psychological cases during supervision sessions has offered me a unique insight into the world of psychology. Expressing my observations and viewpoints has made me feel more connected to the profession. The blend of theory and real-world application has been a revelation, offering insights that transcend the classroom’s confines.

Navigating diverse attitudes and personalities was occasionally challenging, but these experiences have been instrumental in my personal growth. Learning to adapt to different situations and people has given me a deeper understanding of myself and the world around me. Every challenge I met head-on has propelled me further on my journey of self-discovery, teaching me valuable lessons that extend beyond the confines of my professional pursuits.

As I look towards the future, I am enthusiastic about continuing this path of exploration and growth. The preceding two months have laid a foundation, and I am eager to witness where this journey leads me next. Armed with an open heart and an inquisitive mind, I am prepared to embrace the challenges and victories that await me, understanding that each experience contributes another layer to the mosaic of my evolving self.

In summary, this experience has provided me with a profoundly meaningful chance to acquaint myself, even if only for a brief period, with this distinctive fusion of various branches of psychology and a diverse array of professionals within the “Willingness” company.

Written by Akvilė Modestavičiutė – Psychology intern at Willingness