Third year Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science student Eleanor completed her internship at the Conservation Council (ACT Region).
Eleanor, who is majoring in international relations and geography, heard about ANIP through friends.
“From what my friends told me, it sounded like a great way to get some practical experience in a potential career path. I wanted to try a different experience rather than just doing all course work like every other semester,” says Eleanor.
“Through my internship, I worked on my research project about how effective the National Food Plan is in combatting food security issues.”
Eleanor’s work in this area will be used as a discussion paper in the process of forming the Conservation Council's food policy. During her internship she also helped out with events.
“I really love the workplace culture at the Conservation Council and enjoyed having a 9-5 schedule. Representatives from other NGOs, community members and government officials often come in to the office, so I had a great opportunity to meet other people in the field.
The most difficult part Eleanor’s ANIP experience was narrowing down a research question of a reasonable scope within the time and resources available.
“The project was challenging yet rewarding – you have to be disciplined to meet your goals.”