With previous experiencing working with housing policy, I decided to explore a new avenue while working on my Master’s degree and take on an internship. As an intern with the Institute for Politics and Society, I was exposed to a myriad of work conducted within the think-tank. I worked on translations for events, papers, and invitations to upcoming events, and assisted in then logistical planning for two conferences – Multiple Challenges for Europe and Digital Czech Republic.
My experiences with IPPS have harnessed my writing, communication and organizational skills, allowing me to further develop professionally and academically. For example, I worked on a policy brief – Cybersecurity The Public-Private Dilemma– which challenged me to write clearly and concisely about a previously unfamiliar topic.
I also had the pleasure to attend various events held by the Institute while serving as an intern. The business breakfasts: Cyber and International Security, How Liberals Perceive the Challenge of Migration, and The UberEconomy – A Shared Future?. Each event was engaging and provided a platform to discuss each issue in greater depth. After each event, I provided a short report to submit to the European Liberal Forum. Additionally, I attended the debate, “A Man Who Defeated Facebook!,” an event connected to the What If? series held in collaboration with the EUNIC Prague (European Cultural Institutes in Czech Republic). The event offered great conversation on the relationship between privacy and digital technologies.
Finally, I would like to express my gratitude to the ladies of IPPS – Šárka Prát, Miroslava Vitásková, Marcela Voženílková, and Stephanie Stefanovová. It was a pleasure to work with you all!