Student Internship Blogs

Institute for Liberal Studies, Ottawa | Week 1

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Student Name:
Lee Herridge
Internship:

A country facing division between the ruling eastern elites and their western denizens, with states awash with profligate spending, and minorities champing for constitutional recognition – sound familiar? These are some of the challenges facing Canada, where I am greatly blessed to be spending the next 6 weeks. My first week has primarily been one […]

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AIMS, Halifax | Week 2

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Student Name:
Ray Calitz
Internship:

The Canada long weekend was a blast; much like Australia Day the celebrations consisted of spending time with friends and family and enjoying the festivities on spread through the CBD and boardwalk. A quick trip to the local art gallery gave me some context for what Canada day means to the locals, as a military […]

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Institute of Economic Affairs, London | Week 2

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Student Name:
Ben McDonald
Internship:

This week was my second week at the IEA. On Saturday, July 1, the IEA had their annual THINK conference which is a conference aimed at getting to students to come together and learn from some of the most prominent and thought provoking economists. The conference topics were aimed at younger people with topics on […]

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Centre for Policy Studies, London | Week 2

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Student Name:
James Walker
Internship:

On the Saturday after my first week at work I attended the IEA THINK Conference at the Royal Geographical Society. The speakers of the conference discussed many intriguing topics ranging from education and healthcare, to disruptive technologies and artificial intelligence. My favourite speaker was Jared Meyers, who spoke about the regulation of disruptive technologies and […]

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Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Ottawa | Week 2

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Student Name:
Mason Tufilli
Internship:

I must say, my second week working at CTF in Ottawa has been incredible, and the ‘pulse’ of the city continues to maintain its momentum, because of the long weekend celebrations. I was fortunate enough to experience what for me, was the greatest mass celebration I will most likely ever witness; a sea of red […]

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Centre for Policy Studies, London, Week 1

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Student Name:
James Walker
Internship:

My first week at the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) in London began at an incredible pace! After a day out exploring Westminster, Kensington Palace, HMS Belfast and Stamford Bridge Stadium I was thrust into a whirlwind of work on my first day. The CPS was in the process of frantically preparing for their Security2017 […]

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Fraser Institute, Vancouver

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Student Name:
Mitchell Hasleby
Internship:

I am working in the Centre for Natural Resource Studies at the Fraser Institute and my first week has been spent helping get the next mining survey ready. The Institute releases an annual survey of mining companies looking at the impact of regulation, the approvals process and government to paint an overall picture of the […]

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AIMS, Week 1

Posted:
July 17, 2017
Student Name:
Ray Calitz
Internship:

After 37 hours of total travel time I finally arrived in the scenic city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. With a population of only 400,000 in Halifax it shares a number of similarities with Perth. Walking through the downtown area, the atmosphere felt eerily familiar. With a large student population, rapidly growing food scene a thriving […]

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Institute of Economic Affairs, Week 1

Posted:
July 15, 2017
Student Name:
Ben McDonald
Internship:

I boarded my flight to London via Singapore soon after finishing my final exam. I arrived at Heathrow Airport after 18 hours of flying, tired and jet lagged. Over the next few days I was very keen to get out and tour the city and I went and visited sites such as Buckingham Palace, London […]

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Foundation for Economic Education, Week 1

Posted:
July 15, 2017
Student Name:
Chanelle Zubrinich
Internship:

After a 30-hour flight and 2 days in New York City I was finally off to Atlanta to attend the very first FEECon. Although I was the only student to travel 18,000kms as a testament to my love for freedom, there were students from all around the globe, passionate about change and hungry for freedom. […]

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