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United Nations Development Programme

Intern

September 2023 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved being able to be directly involved in addressing issues of climate and health. Specifically, I'm helping countries develop their national frameworks to include health in climate adaptation and mitigation measures, so it's amazing to be able to say that I'm having a tangible impact.

What I wish was different

The only thing that I wish was different would be being able to actually attend a General Assembly meeting; I hear and read so much about them in class so it would be awesome to see it in person!

Advice

The entire United Nations system is a work in progress, it may seem slow at some points, but the work is all worth it. They're here to learn from us as much as we're there to learn from them. My piece of advice would be to really immerse yourself in the experience because it's truly a unique opportunity.
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Research intern

June - August 2020 • Washington, DC

What I liked

I enjoyed the multicultural work environment with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a bigger workload.

Advice

Take advantage of an early start in the field of International Development to network.
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