Melanie Böhme

How would you describe the internship in three words?

Work, Fun, Learn

What were your expectations from the internship before you came to Obubu?

I did not have any expectations before. I was fully openminded to anything that could happen at Obubu.

Did the internship meet your expectations?


If you can change anything in the internship, what would it be?

I would definitely like to have some contribution, such as free accommodation and / or food supply, i.e. for lunch.

During which period have you been to Obubu?

April – July

Which year have you been to Obubu?


How was a typical day during your period?

Getting up around 7 AM (or earlier if field work), breakfast at 7.30 / 8 AM, meeting with the staff at 9 AM, prepping for tea tours from around 9:30 AM, tea tours between 11 AM and 3:30 PM. Cleaning after tea tours until 4:30 PM. Tea Discussion at 5 PM, replying to emails or doing other internal work or working on personal project, dinner around 7-8 PM. Private time, bed time.

What was your best memory at Obubu?

Cooking / eating / time with the other interns. Taking (food / tea) photos.

What do you do now?

I’m a freelance writer & photographer.

Did the internship help you to reach your goals?