As my rifle drill teammates would say, I was “squared away” for the next two years.There were, however, three reasons I decided to accept the internship offer.
Originally upon my acceptance into this internship program, I was assigned as a research assistant at Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD) with four other students.
However, all five of us were later “sub-contracted” to other NGOs that had partnership with TFD.
In the first place, I really didn’t need to do this internship because I already did one a year ago in Washington DC with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
In addition, I was also expected to begin my master’s program in Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington this summer after getting my bachelor’s degree from College of William and Mary this May.
Third, it was a paid internship, which was hard for me to refuse.