Today, our intern Paola Gosio ended her six month stay at White’s Brussels office. In no time, she became a valuable part of our team. Although we will miss her, we are very happy that she will soon start working at the Council of the EU.

Paola wrote a short text on her stay at White.

My work as a Policy Analyst during the past six months at White has been a challenging yet rewarding experience. I entered the White team eager to learn more about EU policies, communications and stakeholder engagement, and through the work performed for White’s clients I managed to learn this and much more.

At White, I have been actively supporting our business clients, executing the team’s EU policy monitoring, stakeholder engagement activities, communication tasks, and administrative needs. More specifically, my work in the communication and stakeholder engagement department allowed me to work on several projects especially in the sustainability and digital areas, which have been interests of mine for many years. In fact, I previously focused part of my academic research on sustainability and the impact of digitisation in the EU. Working for White’s clients (Meta and UNESDA) in these sectors was thus a great opportunity to learn more about EU policies and get involved in the analysis and creation of communications material, reports, and events, on these topics. This allowed me to develop not only analytical and research skills, but also the creativity that is needed to find new ways to communicate to several audiences and create innovative content; paramount to boost my communications skills.

What I especially appreciated during my time at White is the freedom I have been given to propose new ideas. When working in communications, every idea, meeting, and brainstorming process is key to create something positive, successful, and in the clients’ style. In this context, I have been involved in every part of the communications process within a team that valued my contribution and inputs during every step of the way. Certainly challenging times were also part of my experience, yet through the support and promptness of the team, I have been able to also learn how to manage the work despite unexpected situations and changes in the workflow.

I will certainly cherish this work experience and I am grateful for the encouragement given to me while pursuing my professional growth objectives.

Paola Gosio