As my time as an intern is wrapping up, I decided to take a moment and reflect on my time here.
I was fairly green when it came to the political world upon beginning my internship earlier this summer. Once I arrived, I was immediately immersed with the ins and outs of our state’s government. Looking back, I cannot believe how much I was able to learn in such a short time.
An internship at the Civitas Institute is not your typical internship of running errands and making copies (although I did change a few light bulbs). I was fully participating in our end goal of informing and educating the public. Through my internship, I was able to voice my opinions on topics that mattered to me, such as my op-ed that was published in the Lincoln Tribune on voter ID.
In response to the reaction my article received, I was interviewed on a Charlotte radio station, WBT.
All of the assignments I have worked on throughout the summer have helped broaden my skill set and have better prepared me for the “real world,” as it is fast approaching.
I would highly recommend this internship if you are looking to grow intellectually and become a more informed individual. With the knowledge I have gained here, I leave as a more confident (upcoming) professional and am very grateful for this priceless experience.