My name is Millie Camp, and I am a senior at the University of Texas at Austin double majoring in International Relations and Global Studies and Italian with a minor in Government from San Antonio, Texas. I am interning with Protect this summer under policy and communication, learning about whistleblowers, how the UK government and law works, and policy surrounding whistleblower law.
Previous to this internship, I wasn’t aware of the complexity of whistleblowers and the way they can shape the transparency of the company that they are working in. During my first three weeks with protect I have learned how important whistleblowing is to promote honestly and transparency within an organisation as well as to stop harm.
From this internship, I hope to gain valuable work experience abroad, as I would like to continue my career outside of the United States. I have always wanted to work internationally since I was an exchange student in Italy following my high school graduation. I hope to continue with a career in Europe and the UK working in policy or human rights.
I also hope to gain knowledge on how to work with a team and to realise my strength and weaknesses and how best to overcome them. I am really excited to immerse myself in this opportunity and work alongside people who are passionate about communication, policy, and law.
Working at Protect has also opened my eyes to major cultural differences from the United States such as British people being extremely polite in all circumstances, British spellings and opening the conversation by talking about the weather!
I am excited to see what these next couple months will look like working for Protect, learning more about whistleblowing, and working in the real world.