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    • Our interns in 2011: Why did they choose the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and how have they benefited?

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    • Date: 14 July 2011
      Interns at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP) come from all over Serbia and from a variety of different academic backgrounds.

      While it is an organization that may have special attraction for students of political science and security studies, the range of topics covered by the Centre encompasses other important themes such as gender studies and public opinion. Many of our interns come to get a “real-life” working experience and deepen their knowledge on a specific area of research important for their future careers, objectives which lie at the heart of the internship experience at the Centre. Interns are engaged in the everyday work of the staff researchers and often get to attend conferences, workshops and participate in field research, along with individual research projects they may receive. Our interns have rated highly their experience at the Centre; however, it is important for you to hear it in their own words.

      Miljana, a 2011 intern, chose BCSP because of its specialization on security issues, while commenting also on the office environment she encountered after she started.

      “I joined BCSP to expand the fund of knowledge in the field of security that I receive through regular programs with the faculty…I will remember loyalty, a good atmosphere, professional people and the opportunity for acquiring new knowledge, depending on [one’s] own engagement.”

       

      Stevan, also a 2011 intern, found the internship to be a great preparatory tool for his future, not only in terms of what he did during his internship, but the people he met through his work.

      “I believe that the advocacy skills I gained during this internship and knowledge on the reform of the security sector not only in Serbia but in general are great things for my future professional and personal development. Certainly, the contacts I made are irreplaceable...I find it quite possible to work in a think tank in the future and the Centre really contributed to my decision. They made me believe that change is possible. “

      Click on the attached file to learn more about where the interns came from, why they joined, what they actually experienced during their internship period, and how it may help them in their future plans.

      Ryo Ragland

      Related topics:internship, interview
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