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Student Profiles – Working in Europe

In 2018, CES gave 18 students the opportunity to work in places as diverse as Albania and the United Kingdom. Working in Europe was not only an invaluable professional experience but gave them a chance to live and experience the many cultures in Europe. Follow us on Instagram to see more photos and videos.

Chardonnae Deslandes (2021)

Internship: UK Parliament, MP Tom Brake – Location: London, United Kingdom

“I’ve had a fabulous time working for Tom (Brake) this summer. I’m very lucky to come back to my home city of London and explore the city while doing the great internship and learning lots about the field.”

Jasper Johnston (Psychology, 2020)

Internship: The United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility –Location: Barcelona, Spain

“I loved my time in Barcelona. From having a chance to meet amazing new people to be able to write policy reports based on what I’ve learned at the university.”

* Johnston was a recipient of the Real Colegio Complutense (RCC) Grant for Undergraduate Internships and Research in Spain.

Miranda Richman (Government, 2019)

Internship: Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation – Location: The Hague, The Netherlands

“As an intern for both the Institute of Historical Justice and Reconciliation and for EUROCLIO (European Association of History Educators) in The Hague, I had the chance to learn extensively about the NGO sector and intergovernmental organizations. While IHJR focused on conflict resolution and reconciliation, EUROCLIO worked with history educators to promote a more responsible, multi-perspective approach to teaching history and remembering the past. I interviewed staff members from the OSCE Office for the High Commissioner on National Minorities, an opportunity which exposed me to the workings of intergovernmental organizations and taught me about memory politics in the post-Soviet and post-Yugoslav space. In addition to all of these challenging and engaging assignments, I was able to work in a friendly, supportive environment with interns from all over the world.”

Deni Hoxha (2021)

Internship: Prime Minister's Office – Location: Tirana, Albania

“During the first part of my internship, I worked on a pitch book for the Business Process Outsourcing industry in Albania. In the second part of my internship, I prepared reports on two villages in Albania as part of the Albanian government’s new initiative “100 touristic villages.” Both projects taught me research and communication skills and I am proud of the work that I have done. Outside of my internship, my experience in Albania was incredible. I visited cities in the north and south and witnessed the progress that the country has made over the years.”