The internship at the Institute for Politics and Society was a great experience for my future working life. During the internship, I got the opportunity to gain insight into the functioning of a think-tank and actively participate in debates or conferences that the Institute regularly organizes. The work at the Institute stands out for its variety and flexibility, as the interns can choose what to work on and plan their shifts according to their needs.
My workload consisted of translating texts, which helped me to improve my English language skills, managing Twitter, and updating the contacts database. Last but not least, I also helped to organize various events where I had the opportunity to meet many interesting people, from top politicians to experts in different fields. During my time at the Institute, I was involved in the Digital Czech Republic 2022 conference, which was attended by many eminent personalities, including the Belarusian opposition politician Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.
At this point, I would also like to highlight the staff of the Institute, who were very collegial, friendly, and helpful throughout my internship. I have always enjoyed returning to the office, and I firmly believe that I will continue to stay in contact with the Institute.