What I liked
My internship with IRF Secretariat has allowed me to develop my team-oriented skills without taking away from the independence of the position. Being able to maintain and be responsible for my own schedule allowed for individual development as I became my own project manager, making sure I produced what was necessary on time, without constant oversight from others. Working with government partners, NGO partners, and civil society also allowed for development of professional communication, note-taking, and presentation. The intimacy of the internship team was an added bonus that I felt greatly added to my experience.