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French agronomy student, Orianne Cormier joined Project Alba’s R&D department for a four month internship earlier this year. She shares with us what made her experience so enjoyable and why she would recommend it to other people interested in working with smallholder farmers in Cambodia.

1 - The constant activity
First of all, you never feel bored here. I’ve had various missions and I often go to the field to meet farmers and agents.

2 - The multicultural context
I love to work in a multicultural context. Here, I collaborate with people from France, India, England, the US and of course Cambodia.

3 - Autonomy at work
I like having a lot of responsibilities. As Project Alba is a start-up, everyone’s ideas and opinions are listened to and you can implement your own ideas even as an intern, which is very fulfilling.

4 - The diverse profiles
Working with a lot of different people such as farmers, technical advisers, R&D staff and the sales team makes my work very complete. For instance, I recently wrote a handbook to help our field agents develop new practices and improve the use of fertilizers, for which I’ve had to collect information among many actors.

5 - The work atmosphere
The working atmosphere is friendly and peaceful. The office feels like home: we always eat together, share the food and talk a lot.

To find out more about Orianne's time at Project Alba watch the video above!

If you are interested in working with us check out our jobs page for opportunities or drop us an email

Chloe Minjon, 24th August 2017