HOW DID YOU GET TO THE UN?
I am currently completing my Bachelor in International Relations with a minor in Media and Communication at Stockholm’s University in Sweden I have spent most of my academic time mixing education with travelling. My first year of University was spent in Australia and before that I did a month long filed study in India and I am a frequent visitor to the East African region, ranging from Uganda and Rwanda. My interest for the UN started when I saw how their work was built on working within the different regions that needed their help, not only being situated in the country where the organisation was started but going to the field. And I have a burning passion to keep on travelling and help further developing countries sustainability.
WHAT DOES YOUR AVERAGE DAY LOOK LIKE?
It all depends on the month and what agencies have projects or conferences to be held. I need to cover them and write follow up stories.
WHAT DOES YOUR POSITION ENTAIL?
With my minor in communication I got the chance to enter the UN communications group and my tasks entail the more written aspect of communication. I write articles that entail UNDPs ongoing and starting projects and also helping different agencies with their upcoming events by informing the mass in different ways of social media.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING FOR THE UN?
The confidence they have in their interns and the amount of responsibility and belief they have in the work the give us, and that gives us the chance to grow.