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A Gift Maker Experience - Kyla Langotsky

Another testimony from one of our former gift makers. Her name is Kyla Langotsky. She was born in New York City, USA, but grew up in Bali. She is currently in her last semester of undergraduate study at UCLA, where she is taking double majoring in Political Science & Geography/Environmental Studies, with a minor certificate in GIS&T. She is completing her degree online from Bali, where she also remotely manages internship requirements as research assistant intern at

First of all, the reasons why she decided to join as an intern are to gain more skills and experience in research and GIS/remote sensing. She learned these skills working for other organizations as well as through her university degree, but the structure of and

the nature of its work allowed her to apply them in a novel way. In addition, she wanted to give back to Indonesia, where she grew up, and the good work done by was a way to do that.

So here is her testimony.

What did you like about as a company?

She really appreciated and admired the transparency of The company is completely open, with everyone — employees, organizations that hire it, customers, and the general public. That is rare. Such culture allows for trust and camaraderie between co-workers. Thanks to that, asking for help on a task feels easy, accessible, and right. That is the right way to run a team. She also loved the holistic solutions the company employs, where all factions of the company interlink.

What did you learn at

She does understand how her work impacted and its goals. From learning

about the organization and the issues it seeks to solve, she gained new skills

and was better able to orient her work towards the goals. She feels it’s incredible

when the work has made a real impact on the community when she did the internship with

What kind of change you see in yourself between before and after the


She is much better suited to working online since attending this internship. This provided a nice avenue for her to try remote work, which she actually liked. She also had experience working on projects for the European Commission in the realm of remote sensing, which is invaluable.

What would you say for those who would like to take the leap to

" is a one-of-a-kind company. If you’ve read what it’s about and you’re interested in interning — go for it. It gives a broad perspective on the industry and all relevant issues and has a particular working style and environment that is extremely intriguing. Give it a shot!" 😊

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