As one of the youngest interns in Citizens for Global Solutions’ long and proud history, I would be lying if I told you I wasn’t nervous when I walked in the door on my first day. And while it was true that I have had a deep interest in politics since I was child, I was unsure of whether I had made the right decision by choosing to intern at CGS over the ACLU, one of the largest and most well-respected non-profits in the world.
But after eight weeks at CGS, I can tell you that I definitely made the right choice.
Brought on in early June to work as a Campaigns and Communications Research Associate, I quickly gained valuable insights into the issues that CGS is passionate about, like bettering human rights around the globe and supporting international cooperation to combat climate change. I learned that the US is surprisingly not a signatory to some of the world’s most universally-accepted treaties, including those that support women’s rights and protect our oceans.