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

Raimonda Mackevičiūtė

Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences


Raimonda_Puslapiui_GERAWhat have you gained from your internship?

What key skills do you feel you have developed?

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I developed academic/formal style writing skills (concreteness!), communication with new people on the phone or by e-mail and co-operation. I have also improved time planning, rapid working, goal-orientation. Specific skills of political analysis (especially: analysing various data), teamwork. Speed and creativity solving problems. Self-motivation and discipline.

 

What made you happy about your internship?

 

The best thing that have happened to me during my internship is that I have discovered and had the opportunity to work in the area that interests me. The whole team of Visionary Analytics usually look inspired over their work, they have a vision about the “bigger purpose” of their efforts. Also the approach towards interns is great. Because of that and the significance of tasks given to me helped me to feel like an important part of the team and not like temporary “helper”. Tasks were quite different from one another so I have improved various skills that help me in studies and will be resourceful for future career. I was really surprised of great management of the company. For example, every week the team is informed about other members’ current tasks, work and future plans of the company, there are different internal trainings almost every week, team-building, celebrations of significant achievements and etc.

 

Suggestions for future interns

 

Be interested in everything, ask questions and listen. Select different and bigger goals (try to do the same work faster, look at similar tasks differently).Work as a team-player, not as an individual and don’t try to stand out by competing with other members. Try to see criticism as a help for you to be better in the future, not as a trying to show your mistakes. Try to take as much as you can because this internship can give you a lot!