When I got to the Institute for Politics and Society, I was happy. I had no idea what to expect. But today, practical experience is priceless. Thanks to the internship I learned what a think-tank is. It’s not just about participating in debates, conferences, etc., but it’s really about hard, painstaking work. Putting on a debate is incredibly challenging work and offers the great reward for the Institute when everything goes smoothly.
What did I gain from the internship?
Thanks to the internship, I had the opportunity to be part of a great team that works from dawn to dusk to bring issues of civil society into view while also offering a recipe for solving those problems.
At the beginning of the internship, I attended a conference, Digital Czech Republic. My thesis is focused on the Situation of eGovernment in the Czech Republic and it was one of the panels. At the conference, I learned information that I could not obtain elsewhere.
Additionally, I worked on attend the debate, The End of Our School System as We Know it? I believe that education and Slovakia and the Czech Republic should be changed and advocate for such. From this debate, I learned about alternatives methods of education, which opened my eyes to fields I want to focus on in the future.
Another debate in which I took part was President Trump´s Administration. I learned why Trump’s won and how his victory could affect us in the Czech Republic.
The internship at the Institute is flexible, allowing you can set your own schedule to accommodate for school or other obligations. Thanks to the internship I met interesting people and I was able participate in the functioning of a think tank. Finally, I would like to thank the people who led me during the placement – Šárka Prát, Marcela Voženílková, and Miroslava Vitásková.