ENU Students: What did the 3-week internship at the ISTC give us?
We can note that the practice at the ISTC can be described as "a temporary opportunity to participate in the work of one of the institutions of multilateral diplomacy." In addition to acquaintance, moreover, a comprehensive acquaintance with the internal work of the organization, the ISTC provided an opportunity for young specialists to attend directly working sessions on topical issues and projects of the organization. In our opinion, such initiatives are most useful for us, as for beginners in their professions. They provide us with the opportunity to prematurely look at our future work and directly become a free spectator in this process. We are very grateful that, despite the fact that everything took place in the format of online lectures, the ISTC staff fully explained their positions, activities and functions of a particular area of the center. Also at the end of the lectures, there was an opportunity to ask questions of interest. This is exactly what we can call the direct practice of our profession. Thank you very much for all the efforts on the part of the organizers and lecturers of the ISTC, we would like to express our special gratitude to D-r Kamen Velichkov, who has been acting for several years as our mentor and leader in this difficult path of young diplomatic professionals.
Despite the fact that our internship was conducted online, it is safe to say that the ISTC is one of the best internship places with a number of advantages and opportunities.
The International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) is an intergovernmental organization connecting scientists from Kazakhstan, Armenia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia with their peers and research organizations in the EU, Japan, Republic of Korea, Norway and the United States.
ISTC facilitates international science projects and assists the global scientific and business community to source and engage with CIS and Georgian institutes that develop or possess an excellence of scientific know-how.