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Spending three months in IACA's internship programme was a very rewarding experience. It taught me valuable skills and acted as a springboard for my career, and the relationships and connections I made are still intact today. Working on the Summer Academy, I felt less like an intern and more like a necessary part of the IACA team, and it is an experience I would recommend to anyone seeking real work experience in an international organization.

 

Michael Bitzan

Austria

Programmes and Activities

 

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The best part of my internship at IACA was being able to contribute to raising awareness of an important issue that affects us all. During this programme I could witness how diplomacy works and how important it is to bring different international stakeholders together. I wouldn't have wanted to miss this opportunity as I learned a lot in a great environment.

 

Daniel Dicke

Germany

External Relations and Protocol

 

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An internship with IACA gave me the unique opportunity to gain first-hand insights into the working methods of an international organization. At IACA, interns really count and their work is highly valued. They are treated as part of the team from the first day and this is what makes an internship there such a special and valuable experience.

 

Wiebke Junge

Germany

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During my internship I learned a lot about corruption and anti-corruption efforts globally. I learned that corruption is very complicated and that knowledge support is important in raising awareness about the problem, especially in African countries. I also had an opportunity to attend some of the trainings organized by the Academy. This helped me gain an understanding of the multiple layers of corruption and their complexity in the realization of human rights.

 

Ashura Kayupayupa

Tanzania

Programmes and Activities

 

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I interned at IACA from September to December 2014, working for the External Relations and Protocol Department. During my internship I had the chance to take part in different internal and external meetings where I could meet ambassadors and other important figures from the political and diplomatic world. Furthermore, I could deepen my knowledge about foreign cultures and study global responses to tackling corruption. One of the aspects I enjoyed the most during my internship at IACA was the intercultural working environment, as well as the chance I had to be involved in the organization of IACA’s informal consultations, where vital documents of the third session of IACA’s Assembly of Parties (held in Baku, Azerbaijan) were discussed. I can definitely say that I loved working for this young international organization with so many talented, young and socially skilled interns and team leaders. I would suggest to any student to intern at IACA.

 

Fabiana Massaro

Italy

External Relations and Protocol
 
   grey quote sm The main goals of IACA are directly correlated with my academic interests. During the internship I had the chance to learn about international cooperation in the anti-corruption sector and to participate in the preparation of various enriching trainings and activities organized by the Academy. The possibility of working in a multicultural environment with an outstanding professional team, and of learning new anti-corruption initiatives, contributed greatly to my personal and professional development. It is a great opportunity for every young professional to experience at first hand what IACA has been doing.  

Zoryana Skalych

Ukraine

Programmes and Activities
   grey quote sm I had the opportunity to do an internship at IACA from August to November 2014. I worked mostly for the General Management Department, where I contributed to the daily routine of administrative and logistical tasks. This gave me the opportunity to get a deep understanding of the organization and its functions. The work itself was very interesting, and I got the chance to perform a different task almost every day. Besides that, I also had the possibility to contribute to the publication of the alumni magazine "IACAlumnus", and to attend a meeting with a delegation from Bhutan. The environment was really friendly. Throughout my stay at IACA I had great support from the staff as well as from other interns, who provided me with all the help I needed. My supervisor, in particular, was very helpful and made my internship a very pleasant and rewarding experience. Overall, I believe an internship at IACA is a great opportunity for everyone interested in working in an international organization. I would highly recommend it!  

Massimiliano Tabella

Italy

General Management, Alumni team