Master in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Med (PPE), University of Bari Aldo Moro; Bachelor in Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
During my internship period, which lasted around four months overall, I was part of the Sociological Program of CSD. My tasks were mostly within the fields of religious governance, prevention of terrorist radicalisation and occasionally the social inclusion of minorities and refugees. The countries I focused on throughout my tasks were Germany, Greece, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Moreover, I contributed to the active participation of my department in some Horizon 2020 projects related to social inclusion of vulnerable groups. As such, through my versatile duties I acquired precious knowledge and learned how to prioritise deadlines. At the same time, I managed to further enhance my analytical skills and sense of responsibility.
I would also like to stress the professionalism and readiness of my supervisors in my department. The staff was absolutely helpful and with positive energy, thus giving me the necessary motivation of carrying out my daily obligations, notwithstanding that the latter were often demanding. Simultaneously, my internship gave me the possibility to further exercise my English language skills at a professional level. Last but not least, I met and socialised with people from different countries, which was an unforgettable multicultural experience. Therefore, I recommend to every (post)graduate student to enrich their professional and personal background by doing an internship at CSD.