Internship Field:International Relations, Politics
Majors: History, Political Science
Duration: 3 months in summer 2005
Description: "I had many projects spanning a range of duties. I edited website content, externally circulated documents, letters, and grant proposals. I also composed a couple of grant proposals (basically from scratch), seeing them all the way through to completion. I was for a month in charge of the entire office — I had to communicate and coordinate with various people across different disciplines. I also was completely in charge of a project called “Culture and International History,” for which I collaborated closely with a Yale professor located in Frankfurt."
Comments: "Much of it was interesting and personally rewarding, but I suppose seeing my own project through (though not to completion, unfortunately), and getting to know some of my coworkers was most rewarding. Being in charge of the office for a month also turned out to be a very satisfying experience. Also, the internship gave me a significant degree of freedom to explore the city and travel around Europe more broadly, an experience I will always cherish."
German language skills: "Significant improvement in listening abilities (I could follow pretty much everything that happened during conversations or team meetings in German), marginal improvement in speaking skills (lack of confidence, and everyone in the office COULD speak English)."
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