November 16, 2012
Working as a intern at Atlas Corps have been very interesting and I have learned a lot. I did not have any internship experience before I applied for this job. Competing against many others, Atlas Corps gave me the opportunity to start my professional career. Everybody needs to start at one place, right? I feel that I have been very included in the work and that my supervisor actually is dependent on my work. Others come to their internship, write a paper, and then go home. I know how it feels to be given the opportunity to develop as a professional and as a person. My example highlights a part of Atlas Corps "Big Idea": talent is equally distributed around the world, opportunity is not. Through their unique exchange program, which have been profiled as "best practice" by the Brookings Institute, Atlas Corps have given 140 talented professionals from 40 different countries an opportunity to make a difference. Atlas Corps tackles critical social issues by develop leaders, strengthens organizations, and promotes innovation. The world is changing rapidly and Atlas Corps are contributing to prepare us for the future. Leadership have always played a major role in the societies and will continue to do that in the future as well. I truly believe that the work Atlas Corps do make a difference and change the world to a better place. My time as an intern is soon over and I will go back to Norway. I have learned more from my internship than from my school this semester. Think about how much the participants of Atlas Corps´ exchange program learn and develop during their 12 to 18 months in the U.S. It is an honor to nominate Atlas Corps. I hope that the organization receives all the credit it deserves.
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