modern Language Internship
Johanna Warren 2013
French and International Relations major
The Assembly of European Regions (AER) in Strasburg
At the AER, Johanna has been assigned to work under the supervision of the assistant to the Secretary General, at a time when the workload of this organization is particularly heavy and also in a period of transition, as a new Secretary General prepares to take over. Her responsibilities include not only a number of daily tasks such as telephone reception, correspondence by email and letter in both French and English, preparation of monthly and quarterly newsletters, and the like, but also active participation in the preparation of the annual meetings of AER, which will be held at the end of November in the Azores. Johanna has sole responsibility for the production of an information brochure presenting the speakers who will be featured at these meetings (biographical notices, translations, graphic design). Lastly, she produces translations or English-language editing of various texts for AER.
Johanna is an exemplary intern, according to her supervisors. The AER staff is above all impressed by the professional-level quality of Johanna’s work on the brochure. More generally, she is appreciated for her efficient work habits, discretion and the high quality of her written expression in French.
PROPOSED RESEARCH TOPIC: some theme related to the question of early career steps by young European professionals, a subject of work by several colleagues at the AER.