The H4C was a great place to work.  During my internship there, I built on my knowledge on many different topics, made some great friends, and developed invaluable skills. One of the best features of H4C is its location. While being located in the heart of Nicosia, it is completely isolated from all of the noise and distractions of the city. You can sit enjoy a cup of coffee while overlooking the beautiful Arab Ahmet neighborhood. It also has the added benefit of acting as an international and multicultural hub, gathering many different visitors from around the world. It was a pleasure to work in such a multicultural environment, and get to receive guests who were eager to learn more about Cyprus."

 

We trully value the support of all our interns and volunteers! Promoting volunteerism is an important part of healthy community development and engagement. If you are interested to join our team, in whichever capacity, please send an email and a motivation letter: admin@home4cooperation.info

 

Here are some short stories from our past interns/volunteers: 

 

Rafaella Simoniants  | Cyprus | 2014-2015 

 

"One day I showed up assuming it would be a normal day, an hour later there was the 2 leaders of the island with UN officials and a dozen of representatives having a lunch next door."

Adil Bay  | Cyprus | 2015

 

"One day I showed up assuming it would be a normal day, an hour later there was the 2 leaders of the island with UN officials and a dozen of representatives having a lunch next door."

  

David Hekkers | Belgium | 2015

“This experience was very beneficial for me, I learned a lot about myself and it allowed me to meet a new challenge: to adapt myself in a new environment. I was very happy to have this experience and proud to have worked at Home for Cooperation."

George Elisseos  | Cyprus | 2016

 

"The H4C was a great place to work.  During my internship there, I built on my knowledge on many different topics, made some great friends, and developed invaluable skills. One of the best features of H4C is its location. While being located in the heart of Nicosia, it is completely isolated from all of the noise and distractions of the city. You can sit enjoy a cup of coffee while overlooking the beautiful Arab Ahmet neighborhood. It also has the added benefit of acting as an international and multicultural hub, gathering many different visitors from around the world. It was a pleasure to work in such a multicultural environment, and get to receive guests who were eager to learn more about Cyprus."

    

Alden Jacobs  | USA | 2016

"Home for Cooperation, how can I help you?” Almost every day I picked up the phone and, with a tune in my voice, asked this question. It was a lot of fun to help the projects unfold and a magnificent place to be an intern, undoubtedly beyond my expectations. A wonderful working environment, that full heartedly embraces their meaningful and palpable mission for peace. It’s one of those opportunities where you can just keep making it better and better. The team is open and welcoming to new ideas, enticing everybody’s full engagement. On a scale, I’d give it five stars and two thumbs up."

 

 

Eliz Peck  | UK | 2017

"Summing up my time at the H4C in just a few sentences is hard because I had so many amazing experiences, and met loads of cool people. My highlight was definitely seeing the world-class performances at the Buffer Fringe Festival, and being able to let our hair down at the after-party. If I could describe working at the H4C in a quote it would be: “Work hard, have fun, make a difference"

 

Barbara Magalhaes Teixeira  | Brazil | 2017

 

"Summing up my time at the H4C in just a few sentences is hard because I had so many amazing experiences, and met loads of cool people. My highlight was definitely seeing the world-class performances at the Buffer Fringe Festival, and being able to let our hair down at the after-party. If I could describe working at the H4C in a quote it would be: “Work hard, have fun, make a difference"

  

Isabella Spehar - Seabra  | Canada | 2017 & 2018

"It is wonderful working for the Home for Cooperation, I am able to use my skills and passions in order to best help H4C, and my favourite part was the media content I was able to create for the Home in order to help spread the word about all the projects and activities it is doing for Cyprus."

  

Phoebe Gruetter  | USA | 2018

"I have been working with the Home for Cooperation for about two months, and I am so grateful for all of the friendships and connections I have been able to make while here. Even though my stay in Cyprus will be short, I know my experience here has been incredibly valuable. I have assisted with a wide variety of tasks, including planning events, filling out applications, creating flyers and designs, and writing articles. Working here has allowed me to practice so many skills that I know will be useful in my future, and it has shown me a unique perspective through which to view this beautiful island."

 

Lizzy Ioannidou  | Cyprus | 2018

"Interning with the Home for Cooperation is a truly valuable experience, most of all because I value all the work that the Home (that is, the incredible women that make up its team) does. It’s great to be a part of something that constantly produces hope, especially at times like these. The best part of the internship so far would be a piece I wrote about the significance of the upcoming Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival and how it contributes to establishing conditions of peace, since the process itself involved getting to know the team a bit better, while also doing what I love."

 

Emma Douven | Netherlands | 2018

"One and a half month ago I left the cosy city of Utrecht (The Netherlands) for an adventure in Nicosia at the Home for Cooperation and it really turned out to be a home. Living in a traditional house in the old town, accompanied by some other interns, my childhood dream finally came true; I have a room with blue shutters. Every morning I leave from this place to my other home in Nicosia, the Home Café. Even after this relatively short time I can already call the café home, especially because of the team. Hard working is combined with fun and laughter and I learned a lot about teamwork, multitasking (combining the different tasks of the Home as well as somehow finishing my thesis) and communication within your team as well as to the outside world. I already had a taste of the steaming summers in Nicosia so maybe that, by the time I finish my internship in mid-July, I almost long for a Dutch cold and rainy day. But I know I can always return to this place and maybe I’ll be back during the Buffer Fringe Festival in November."

 

 Eman Saeed Hayat | Pakistan | 2018

"The home for cooperation is indeed without a doubt HOME for me .It has been an honor for me to have been allowed to become a part of an organization that strives to bring out the best in mankind in numerous diverse forms.Each and every team member treats one with immense kindness and helps you grow for the better.Interning at the home for cooperation has helped me learn and enhance my communication skills,multi tasking,team building,accepting new challenges and has essentially contributed to my self-development.It has been a blessing to be a part of an amazing team & I will always cherish my experience here with each and everyone for a lifetime.Family is what I would call the team at the H4C.''Intense love does not measure ;it just gives''-Mother Teresa ;nevertheless the Home for Cooperation is all about endless giving may it be love ;laughter and spreading of peace.