Interested in interning with the UN? Confused by the application process? Intimidated by the variety of agencies?

Come along to our second Student Series event of the term, where we will host a panel of six students who have successfully interned with the UN. There will be a short discussion covering several different agencies, the types of projects interns work on, and how to write stellar applications. This will be followed by a Q&A, where you can pick the panelists’ brains, and find out everything you need to know about interning with the UN.

This event will not be recorded, so make sure to be there this Thursday, December 3rd at 6:30pm!

The Zoom meeting ID will be posted on the event’s Facebook page nearer the time.

Zoom details:
Meeting ID: 937 4689 5312

Introducing our panelists:

Rachel Beck: I was an intern and consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s Regional Office in Eastern Africa (UNODC ROEA) in Nairobi, Kenya, where my job focus was on youth, crime prevention, criminal justice, anti-corruption, and the prevention of violent extremism. My colleague and I created UNODC’s first global pillar on youth, UNODC Youth, and on the side, I was the Founder and Head of the Fair Internship Initiative branch in Nairobi.

Maurits Bogaards: I interned at the IOM’s regional office in Brussels during my summer of second-year undergrad, working with their project development and their operations teams.

Chris Malley: Chris worked for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Africa Department, where he helped design projects on the cultural and creative industries as vehicles for socioeconomic development.

Lara Shirra White: Lara held an internship with the Mongolian United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office for 3 months in 2019, carried out remotely. The role primarily involved aiding with the completion of the final reports for the Biodiversity Finance Initiative project (BIOFIN).

Ella Wilson: Ella was an intern with the Gender and Social Inclusion Section, Social Development Division, at United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP) regional headquarters based in Bangkok for a period of three months. Ella’s internship was mainly focused on the build-up and delivery of the Asia-Pacific Regional Review of the 25th Anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and Ministerial Conference. Following the completion of her internship, Ella moved to the role of Programme Management Support Consultant to assist in the delivery of UN ESCAP’s regional programme Catalyzing Women’s Entrepreneurship, which aims to advance women entrepreneurship and market participation in the Asia-Pacific region. At the end of September 2020, Ella ended her UN consultancy to start her graduate degree here at Cambridge.

Yufan Zhou: I have observed how UN agencies operate in one of its major donor countries Japan, as a mediator responsible for connecting government, local donors, and its aid projects in distant developing countries.

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