Internship Spotlight: Montenegrin Ecologists Society

Current Tufts student Asja Mijovic shared the following about being a Summer Intern at Montenegrin Ecologists Society 

What did you do as an intern at this organization?
I started producing a documentary film on a scientific and awareness raising environmental project with advisory support and guidance by a university professor of film studies and the project leader. I assisted my employers in data collection process and shadowed while they were doing some management within the organization.

How did you find this internship?
MES is a small but prominent ecological NGO in Montenegro. I found out about the internship by reaching out to them directly and asking them if they offer any opportunities for students like me.

What did you enjoy most about your internship?
The things I learned about ecology and film making, the people that I met, and camping.

What did you find challenging?
I found it a little bit difficult to organize myself and my time, especially since a lot of my preliminary plans had to change due to sudden changes in weather or the within the NGO’s calendar.

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?
I would advise them to stay open minded and be prepared to be on the move and rearrange timetables. If they are shooting a documentary like I was, then I recommend that they film every single moment that they can, as a filmmaker you never know when the perfect scene will come up.


By Sheryl Rosenberg
Sheryl Rosenberg Associate Director