I am currently in my 2nd year of the BA International Studies at Leiden University and decided to join the CFI, as I wanted to gain experience in projects that include both the academic and the practical side. I am doing a research student fellowship at the peace informaticslab at which I mainly support the research part of a project concerning webscraping tools for emergency situations in the humanitarian sector.
So far this has been very insightful and I am particularly happy about the non-hierarchical and ambitious working atmosphere. The most interesting part for me here is to be involved in a project that brings people of very different expertise and disciplines together.
I see this opportunity as a very valuable experience along my studies in order to also learn about the challenges that organizations/institutions are currently dealing with and what gaps therefore have to be filled.