I was given the opportunity to intern for the Institute for Politics and Society as part of my Master’s program in International Relations at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Due to COVID restrictions, I was unfortunately not able to work in Prague, but was offered to work remotely. Despite this setback, my time as part of the analytical team with the institute was fulfilling and educational. It was a great opportunity to learn practical skills that benefit me in my field.
During my time at the institute, I wrote and edited numerous publications focusing on human rights, democracy, and COVID. As a native English speaker, I was in charge of proofreading policy papers, emails, and other writings by both professionals and interns. I also participated in the preparation for the event “Multiple Challenges For Transatlantic Partnership”. Because of the pandemic, American experts were not able to enter Europe; instead, experts in economics, politics, and security were needed to be found in Europe. I created a list of 100 experts to contact for the event. My internship concluded before the actual event, but I also provided the opening speech that summarized the objectives of the conference.
Interning at the Institute for Politics and Society was an invaluable experience. Although I was not able to physically be there, I felt truly welcomed and still learnt a lot through the projects I was given. I enjoyed working with Patrícia Petríková, Šárka Prát, and Kristína Majerčíková and thank them for allowing me to have practical experience in furthering liberal ideas.