ICDS/EFPI’s 2022 Summer time Trainees


ICDS/EFPI is at all times completely satisfied to host interns and we’re more than happy to welcome and work with eight brilliant college students right here in Tallinn this summer time.

We requested the interns to briefly introduce themselves and touch upon their duties and what the internship has to supply them.

eero-christjan sildow

Internship Period: 16.03.2022 – 19.08.2022

From: Tallinn, Estonia

college: science po paris

Working Transient Description: I labored primarily with EFPI, and the place I wrote on numerous issues associated to Russia. Along with a commentary and a prolonged paper, I additionally helped with extra work assignments reminiscent of a UN-themed convention, Lennart my convention in addition to translations, and so forth.

What has internship at ICDS/EFPI given you? The internship allowed me to develop my analysis and writing abilities immensely, meet nice and fascinating individuals each within the workplace and out of doors, and get a basic perception into the world of think-tank work.


Laura Louise Boseki

Internship Period: 13.06.2022 – 26.08.2022

From: California, USA

college: Stanford College, Worldwide Relations and Laptop Science

Working Transient Description: At ICDS I centered on protection innovation and the way it will get included into strategic planning.

What has internship at ICDS/EFPI given you? The most effective factor about ICDS is the individuals. It has been a real pleasure to have the ability to be taught from senior students and friends.

Picnic at Kadriorg Park on 9 August 2022.

Annabel Peterson

Internship Period: 15.06.2022 – 19.08.2022

From: Tallinn, Estonia

college: Leiden College

Working Transient Description: I cope with something and all the pieces associated to Russia – which at this cut-off date comes all the way down to civilizational battle with the West and authoritarian motion throughout the nation.

What has internship at ICDS/EFPI given you? Along with fond reminiscences and fascinating political discussions, my time on the ICDS has given me a extra nuanced understanding of ongoing world affairs of their historic and political contexts.


Christina Isabel Hill

Internship Period: 20.06.2022 – 18.08.2022

From: Hawaii, USA

college: Stanford College

Working Transient Description: At ICDS, I labored on analysis associated to cultural heritage administration through the Russo-Ukraine Warfare, Russia’s present position within the worldwide house group, nuclear deterrence, and the dangers posed by Russia’s Web expertise firms to knowledge privateness within the European Union .

What has internship at ICDS/EFPI given you? From my internship I’ve discovered quite a bit about researching and writing concisely for wider consumption. I plan to carry these abilities with me within the subsequent section of my profession.

philippine de lagousi

Internship Period: 04.07.2022 – 02.09.2022

From: Aix en Provence, France

college: Science Po Aix MSc Geo-strategy, Protection and Worldwide Safety

Working Transient Description: One of many initiatives I labored on centered on communication and messaging as a part of nuclear deterrence. I used to be additionally requested to contribute to a undertaking with Chatham Home titled ‘The UK’s Function in Nordic-Baltic Safety and the Prospects of UK-Estonia Protection Cooperation’. Lastly, I lead a private undertaking, “French Nuclear Curiosity within the Baltic”, which goals to make clear French protection coverage within the Baltic area within the face of the prism of the Russian menace and nuclear energy.

What has internship at ICDS/EFPI given you? Internship at ICDS allowed me to deeply examine the protection problems with the Baltic area by means of bilateral and NATO cooperation. These research gave me the chance to develop a stable information of those topics. They permit me to refine my strategy to the geopolitics of Europe, which is confronted by Russia as a rising menace to the continent. Within the framework of 1 undertaking, I had the chance to satisfy Mr. Juri Luik, the Estonian ambassador to NATO. On a human stage, it was invigorating for me to get in contact with different trainees of various nationalities. It provides us all a possibility to be taught extra about completely different cultures and confide in different concepts and ideas of protection and worldwide safety. I believe there may be nothing extra helpful than this.


Isabella Martin

Internship Period: 06.07.2022 – 29.12.2022

From: Kentucky, USA

college: College of Louisville

Working Transient Description: I’m researching deterrence and Russian international coverage.

What has internship at ICDS/EFPI given you? I’ve discovered quite a bit up to now! I actually just like the individuals working right here and revel in our dialog. To this point, ICDS has given me an amazing group to be taught from and stay up for contributing to. I can not look ahead to the remainder of my keep right here!

Anniki Mikelsari

Internship Period: 01.08.2022 – 09.09.2022

From: Tartu, Estonia

college: Beginning at Oxford, graduated from Science Po Paris and LSE

Working Transient Description: Researching the altering EU coverage on China

What has internship at ICDS/EFPI given you? Grateful for the prospect of continuous my analysis on the Indo-Pacific area on the EFPI/ICDS workplace, whereas studying from the sensible researchers, specialists and different interns right here.


Jonas Haynes

Internship Period: 01.08.2022 – 30.09.2022

From: Gravenbroich, Germany

college: College of Padova

Working Transient Description: My work right here primarily issues our Ukrainian faculty Tatyana Fedosyuk along with her analysis work on the resilience of Ukrainian society to Russian aggression and past, in addition to making ready briefings and commentaries about Russia’s hybrid battle strategy and Russia. Syria connection. In fact, I additionally assist my colleagues in administration work the place I can.

What has internship at ICDS/EFPI given you? For the time I’ve lived right here, my work at ICDS has given me the chance to expertise work at a non-business coverage institute and conduct autonomous analysis, in addition to put together for and take part in vital conferences and occasions Have given. Coverage-makers and stakeholders from world wide. As well as, I made many connections with a variety of fascinating and promising individuals at ICDS, whom I hope to satisfy once more in future endeavours.

Group photograph at Pirita Promenade on August 9, 2022. From left to proper: Eero-Christjan Sild, Jonas Haynes, Christina Isabel Hill, Laura Bosek, Anniki Mikkelsar, Annabel Petersen, Filippin de Lagossi, Isabella Martin.

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