Through my internship, I received a level of education that is truly priceless!
In my time in Brussels, I was very lucky to have the opportunity to work in the office of Maltese MEP Roberta Metsola. Coming into the experience I was certainly nervous about my ability to perform in such a new and different environment. Not only was this my first time working in a political office, it was also my first time traveling to Europe.
Upon my arrival in Brussels, I was welcomed generously by the Program Director and was pleasantly surprised to see the lengths that were taken to ensure that I had everything I needed to start this new adventure and be successful in my work. After my first days in the office, it became clear that this would be a great experience. I was quickly immersed in some of the most interesting and urgent topics facing Europe, and for this I owe much gratitude to the wonderful people I worked under. They were gracious in making me feel wecome and a part of the team. I never felt like an outsider but instead was encouraged to participate and contribute to the best of my ability.
Within very little time I was attending committee and NGO meetings on my own. It was great to know that I was trusted to represent the office in that way. I felt challenged and appreciated each time I walked into the European Parliament.