Framlingham pupil Anna-Sophia Heine had the opportunity to learn from leading economists

Framlingham College Year pupil Anna-Sophia Heine was awarded a prestigious economics summer internship at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Anna-Sophia, an international pupil from Munich, said ahead of her internship: “We will be hearing from economists from all over the world about how different countries responded to the economic challenges of the pandemic”.

“Our economics teacher, Mrs Egger, showed us a PowerPoint of some placements and competitions we could do and there was this one internship and, I thought, I would just give it a go. I knew it would really interest me but to be honest I didn’t expect to be accepted. I was working hard on the cover letter during the winter holidays and my teachers helped me with it to make sure I gave myself the best chance.”

Framlingham College pupil wins prestigious economics internship
Anna-Sophia Heine from Framlingham College had the opportunity to learn from leading economists

In addition to her internship, Anna-Sophia used last year’s Easter break to research an economics essay for another competition, where she chose to write about the United States’ economic response to Covid-19. She concluded: “I would say it’s very important to push business and drive the economy as America does well. But I would also say it’s very important to find the right balance between maintaining economic growth and providing strong social benefits. I think this is something Germany does quite well.”

Teacher of Economics and Business at Framlingham, Elin Egger said of the internship: “This is a very prestigious internship for a sixth form pupil as there are only 120 places available for pupils in either Year 12 or Year 13 nationally. This was an amazing opportunity for Anna to engage with peers from across the country, as well as professional economists”.

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