Connor Kempton, Intern at the European Parliament

I feel lucky! It is quite unusual for an American to find an internship at the European Parliament, but thanks to Vesalius College, I have had the opportunity to intern for a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).

I currently work for Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo Y Marfil, a Spanish MEP from Madrid. My work differs from day-to-day depending on which committee meetings are being held. The majority of my work consists of doing research on the current economic crisis and correcting legislation and proposals for European economic stability mechanisms – most of which have been translated from Spanish to English. However, my work does not confine me to my office. I get to sit in on anything from committee meetings to plenary sessions.

My internship has provided me with a great opportunity to learn about European politics and I feel fortunate to have been given the chance to experience this.

Connor Kempton