This summer I had the chance to work as a Research Intern for an MP. Experiencing the “behind the scenes” of Westminster Parliament and understanding better the political processes of the Country I now consider home has been truly amazing.
My courses at Richmond have helped me gain the necessary knowledge in different areas – economics, politics, philosophy, international relations, environmentalism etc. – that have allowed me to approach this experience with the right confidence and make the most out of it. I have found very rewarding being able to apply what I have studied during my degree in the real world and in such an inspirational environment.
During my internship I have learnt a lot from the people I have met, worked with, or listened to. However, I also felt like I was making a concrete contribution through my work and that was extremely satisfying.
After this summer, walking by Westminster Palace will always feel a bit special.