After a (very) slow start to my internship, the workload has increased dramatically this past week. Maja, the director, has returned from the wedding she had been attending in Bulgaria and has assigned me various projects. Maja and everybody else at the organization seems to be wonderful people, and many of us share a lot of the same interests. As such, I think that I will very much enjoy working there this summer.
One project that I am particularly interested in concerns corporate social responsibility, something studied extensively at DU. However, DU focuses more on the sustainability aspect, whereas this project focuses on transparency and accountability in government taxation, something I had never even considered before. Within one day Maja had already assigned me to write a report on the effect inaccurate taxation and poverty that excludes Bosnia and other Balkan countries from the European Union has on the mental health of the people in the region.