– It was such a great experience. I learned so much from the internship and felt my work was really meaningful. Because my internship was in Europe I was able to get Erasmus Internship funding for it, which obviously made things even better.
Development Studies is a broad area of study, with many competing theories and discourses, so Jenny felt the internship gave her the perfect opportunity to see how development in practice really works. It was also a way for her to complement her academic studies.
– I now feel I understand the processes and the structures influencing development, in particular with regards to UN and EU projects. I have gained future contacts and will be able to use the experience from my internship to write my master thesis. I have also been asked to work on a couple of projects for the NGO I did my internship with, so I can really say that doing an internship was an amazing opportunity for me.