Real World Experience

Remarks by Lisa, Intern from Germany Well, I've always known that I would be interested in working in international relations or that field, and this internship has really shown me that this is what I want to do. I work at the Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange. I expected this internship to be very interesting and to teach me a lot about the American way of professional life,how to work in a business or non-profit organization in the U.S., just because obviously the American business life, working life, is different from what I'm used to in Germany. When I then learned about this internship posting, it just seemed to be the perfect fit because it matched my academic background. It matched my interests in the U.S., in the U.S. political system, in foreign affairs.And I just felt that international work experience would help me a lot and just gaining more professional skills and broadening my horizon, and getting a better skill-set for what I would like to pursue as a career. I think it is an amazing opportunity, and it just gives you the chance to get to know the culture and the people, and to grow professionally, which has been an invaluable experience for me. It's just an amazing opportunity that everyone should be able to enjoy.