This summer, I was lucky to have been the Research + Policy Intern at BII+E. I honestly can’t believe how quickly these past 16 weeks have gone by, and how much I learned during my time at the Institute.
As an Economics grad and a current Human-Centred Data Science Master’s candidate, many of my interests lie at the intersection of economy and innovation, and I had been following the BII+E on social media for a couple years before my internship. I was drawn to the way BII+E was able to communicate important policy knowledge in accessible and interesting ways, something I found to be a consistent central tenet in the Institute’s work since I joined the team this summer.
From the first day of the internship, I instantly felt supported by my director, Wylie Burke, and internship coordinator Michelle Park. They made sure to craft my internship experience in a way that catered to my own personal learning and development goals.