Ooof, this is a tough question.I can't say why I'd be the BEST candidate. What I can say is that everyone who has applied is amazing for taking that leap of putting themselves out there. We all have so much to gain from this great opportunity and could be equally great given the chance.I'm defintely a hybrid creative unsure of where I fit in — part designer, writer, strategist, entrepreneur, culture maker etc. is THE BEST description I've heard. The phrase "Jack of all trades, master of none" has been a source anxiety, though lately I've realised that it's also my biggest asset. When I saw WGI, my heart skipped and I felt like shouting "YES! This is me"Drawing from a diverse range of skills and working in different mediums has given me insight into the various specialised industries. It has suprised, delighted and made me more driven to challenge myself. Having grown up in Germany and then moved to Ireland 12 years ago started my fascination with cultural variation. My goal this year is to challenge myself to visit more places by myself alone, take a big leap outside of my comfortzone — what a better way to do it than by combinging work + play during the World's Greatest Internship?!I gravitate towards projects that focus on enriching local culture.Any experience that offers a new challenge, I am up for. I've assisted on many editorial photography shoots and even taught art workshops for children aged 4-12 years.4-year old children are literally drunk adults. Patience and energy are needed plenty.I've worked from a broom closet in a small bridal boutique where the hoover beside me took up most of the space. Funnily, I learned most of my English when I first moved to Ireland by writing Harry Potter fan fiction. Three years later, for a short stint, I found myself writing again, as contributing writer for a British online culture and music publication — I thought it was the coolest job and immediately felt adultier. I wrote about what was going to be the next big thing, and my intuition was usually spot on with things going viral within the year. I'd love to learn from professional trendforecasters, and how they indentitify markers for success.When I finished college and started university I slowly began to uncover that I had been struggling with mental illness. Over the few years I've learned invaluable skills on how to manage it and built resilience. Going through this greatly deepened my empathy and instilled the belief that being vulnerable and open is our greatest strength. I also learned great insights about different educational, cultural attitudes and environmental factors — having grown up in a different country, moved schools multiple times, come from a broken home, gone to university in a small city, making a long distance relationship work, transferring to a capital city, repeating a college year and experiencing campus relocation and moving house 3 times. It's been a wild ride.Towards the end of college I began working as a freelance designer. My biggest projects were helping to design public forums for local government iniatives. This involved branding, mapping out user-flows, workshop strategies, copywriting and designing the event material that needed to facillitate social innovation and impact.Somewhat organically, I stumbled into working in the events industry.I worked as a waitress for private events such as at AirBnB, Facebook, high-end stores and small private parties at people's homes in various parts of the city. This has been a teacher in terms of different work attitudes, providing insights into company and local culture, and great customer service. I then started working at local music festivals as part of production and accreditation team. This got me interested in experiential, spatial and audio visual design. Then to actually running and organising events here in Dublin on behalf of The Design Kids. I've since partnered with my incredible [Co-Host Jessie De Boe](https://thedesignkids.org/cities/dublin) on making the events happen every month. It's taught me a lot about partnership and how we can complement each other's skillset.I also worked as their social media manager. Both roles were unchartered territory for me and gosh, it really pays off to take a big leap into the unknown.My personal projects have themes of uncovering nuances, collaboration, empowering others, normalising mistakes and experimenting in different mediums. It's trial and error. It's ok to fuck up. You can bounce back with the right attitude. Failure isn't failure — it's a new challenge that needs to be rephrased and is an opportunity for growth no matter how small the step — it's one into the right direction. The process is the reward.My experience has made me look at seemingly unrelated professions and skills, their forms of communication and different approaches to resolving challenges. For example, producing events and facilitating engagement overlaps similarly with UI/UX, brand activation and experiential design. Although, I don't fancy being a full-time event organiser anytime soon, having experience in the events industry is a fanstastic teacher. Community building is starting to be put on the forefront for growing businesses and brands and that's something I am also increasingly interested in. Design and language can help simplify and elevate these processes. I'm endlessly fascinated and keen to learn more.I'm excited that the World's Greatest Internship exists and to see how it'll all unfold. Thanks for pushing the boundaries.