I have been working as a graduate intern with the Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources since May 2014, as part of McGill University’s M.Sc. Integrated Water Resource Management program. My internship has allowed me to begin my professional career, in a role that I could not have imagined six months ago. The opportunities made available to me at CIER have been fantastic. I have been able to gain a lot of experience in a short amount of time, while also using skills that I developed throughout my graduate studies. CIER has a wonderful work environment, with a team of dedicated and passionate individuals that I am proud to have the opportunity to work with.