I interned with the Institute for Politics and Society for two months, conducting research for the think-tank in align with my master’s program. My contribution to the center, mainly helping accelerate the momentum of research on Sino-Czech relations, a topic of significant concern during these current political times, which the IPPS attaches great importance towards.
Throughout my time at the IPPS I used my knowledge obtained from my graduate degree in international relations, and I was able to translate theoretical knowledge into the practical field of conducting research and writing reports. Whereas my background is in Chinese Area studies, I was able to relate much of this relevant knowledge to global politics. Furthermore, I participated in preparations of the round tables, debates and other conferences. I welcomed this opportunity because of my travelling experiences, because I believe that I am gifted at communicating with people from various backgrounds. I have confidence in that to speak multiple languages besides English, such as Mandarin and French helps me with that.
I believe that the internship helped me round my perspective when making decisions and thinking on solutions to the problems of the current day. After the internship I am more able to see things from all sides and can clearly convey my ideas to others if need be, especially in writing. When conducting my research at the IPPS, I learned to understand the multifaceted nature of international affairs, this comprehension of nuance makes me a stronger candidate for someone involved in the political debates and diplomatic solutions of our time.