Evidence - based policy solutions built
on shared vision and robust analysis.

Mykolas Steponavičius

University of Amsterdam

 

What have you gained from your internship? MS.jpg

What key skills do you feel you have developed?

 
Firstly, I developed a better understanding of how policy advisory companies function – in terms of how research projects are selected, who are the clients and how those projects are executed. Gained knowledge in the field of space policy. Additionally, improved analytical, writing, and excel skills.

 

What made you happy about your internship?

 

The working environment. Right from the beginning of my internship, I felt appreciated and needed since I was given quite important tasks. In addition, my colleagues were friendly and willing to help which enabled me to adopt to the new workplace quite easily. Another aspect that contributed to a welcoming working environment was team’s efforts to make working at VA as enjoyable as possible. Celebrations of birthdays and other occasions and the Christmas party in particular were truly memorable experiences, which made me feel that I am a part of a family.

 

Suggestions for future interns

 

I would suggest to always ask questions whenever something is unclear and listen attentively during meetings and seminars because there is a lot you can learn!