Monika Salmivalli, the new intern is conducting research for CISV for three months. We asked her about her aims, research and private life.
CISV Norge: Why did you decide to become an intern? Why at CISV?
Monika: For me it was a great opportunity to get experience from working with topics that I`d like to work with in the future, and I like what they are doing at CISV and I can identify myself with their values very much, and also because they had a very interesting project to offer me.
CISV Norge: Why did you choose to come to Norway?
Monika: To study political science, but that was five years ago.
CISV Norge: What kind of music do you like?
Monika: Rock, some pop, some metal, some finnish rap and some alternative music.
CISV Norge: How do you spend a free day?
Monika: I go out for a cup of coffee with friends, my boyfriend or sometimes alone to read. Maybe make some good food and invite friends over, or go for a walk. When I have a day off I usually just meet my friends or just really relax.
CISV Norge: What is your favorite quotation for your way of life?
Monika: “The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.”
CISV Norge: What is your personal objective for your three months as an intern?
Monika: To get to know CISV and the people there and in Fredshuset, and to learn how to coordinate my own reseach project.
CISV Norge: What are you doing your research about?
Monika: I am doing my research on the CISV chapters in Norway, and I wish to find out what they are successful at and what they struggle with and why. I`m especially interested in learning what the chapters have done to successfully recruit the members between 16 and 21 years old and to keep them actively involved in CISV.