David Pollock found the internship with the Centre for Global Research (CGR) invaluable for his educational and professional growth.
The advancement of my own research and analytical skills were a prime motivation in applying for the internship position. This aspiration was satisfied well beyond my expectations.
"I undertook an internship with the Centre for Global Research over second semester 2012. The responsibilities I fulfilled in my time with the CGR were split between administrative activities, such as database and resource management with regards to a growing research collection, and also the planning of a research project. The project itself concentrated on building a chronology of events of the 2006-2008 political/security crisis in Timor-Leste and how these related to one key, individual actor, Alfredo Reinado, a senior-ranking military police officer who deserted his post and waged a guerrilla-styled rebellion against the newly formed state.
"I believe my time spent working with the CGR was invaluable in as far as my educational and professional development is concerned."