During my university studies, I completed two visits abroad with the Erasmus+ project. The last was an internship at the Institute for Politics and Society, which was also my longest stay and work experience/internship abroad.
Participation and experience in social and human sciences is lacking in education, which forces students to take time away from full-time studies to search for and engage in internships or other programs that offer little to no financial support. Additionally, an emphasis is placed on the student’s practical experience and skills, not just the theoretical output of high school. All of this is gained through internships with organizations or institutes that offer such an option.
The activities that I took part in during my internship were diverse given the character of the Institute. They included an interesting assistance in organizing public debates, which I personally attended:
- Attractive Europe for Youth
- President Trump´s Administration
- Do We Need New Gun Control at the EU Level?
- Trump, NATO, and the Middle East
- a great business breakfast devoted to Cyber and International Security, which was also my first experience with an event of this nature
- further analytical work with the database of the Institute
- participation in writing a policy paper on the migration crisis
- developing evolutions of voter preference in the forthcoming French presidential elections
- creating a report from the aforementioned debate on possession of weapons
- and many others
Thanks to all members of the Institute for their willingness and friendly approach. I wish them a happy continuation of work at the Institute and the successful fulfillment of the values on which the institute reports.
The Institute for Politics and Society does not have a long history, but with the activities addressed by the dynamic organization, in my opinion, lead to a successful European think-tank for years to come.
Internship from February 1 to March 31, 2017