Today is Emma’s last day as the Justice Projects Intern at IARS. Here is what Emma had to say about her time at IARS:

I’m Emma Colburn, and I have been an intern here at IARS for the past 7 weeks! It has been overall an amazing experience interning at this organisation.

Having it be my first time in the UK I was very nervous about coming here in general, let alone starting a new job in a foreign country. Upon my first day, I felt more than welcome here in the office. It definitely took a few days to adjust to the differences between US and UK office environments. But, once I got comfortable, I felt like I had been here for months.

In my brief 7 weeks I feel as though I have learned an incredible amount. Between the two projects I have been working on, Drop-In and Eurodesk, I have learned more about the EU and the UK in general than I had in my 14 years of schooling back in the States.

I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to be able to work with IARS, and very thankful for the experience I gained here.

We are truly grateful for Emma’s hard work and contributions at IARS, and we would like to wish her the best of luck in her future endeavours! Thank you Emma smiley