My name is Daniel Wilcox, and I am currently a third-year undergraduate student, majoring in Political Science and Economics, at Union College in Schenectady, NY, in the United States. I was born and raised in the North West of England, and have a firm interest in American, British, and European politics. I am in the process of completing a research project on the relations between the United States and China, but look forward to completing more European-based research during my internship at the IARS. I am looking forward to developing my research skills, as well as working in an organisation that is striving to empower marginalised sections of societies into political engagement and activism. I hope that my experiences over my two month internship will provide a bedrock for me to expand and evolve my awareness of the issues facing members of society who are politically sidelined.