Company/Organization: World Information Transfer
Mentor(s):Dr. Claudia Strauss
Topic of Internship
International Relations/Environmental Science
World Information Transfer, Inc., (WIT) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization in General Consultative Status with the United Nations, promoting environmental health and literacy. In 1987, inspired by the Chornobyl nuclear tragedy, WIT was formed in recognition of the pressing need to provide accurate information about our global environment and its effect on human health. WIT exercises its mandate through the World Ecology Report, the Ecology Inquirer, Global Partners for Global Solutions Conferences held at the UN, humanitarian aid, scholarships and more. WIT also offers internships in New York City, where its main office is located, in order to encourage future leaders in health and environment. Interns spend a majority of their time at the United Nations.
Summary of Internship
As an intern of World Information Transfer, I was able to have a rewarding experience. One of the most important experiences was attending the meetings at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City as a representative of my organization. My primary job is to attend the meetings, take notes, and write a summary on the important information that was discussed during that particular meeting. After the summary is written, I then email the summary to my mentor for review. The topics of the meetings range from renewable energy, environmental protection, women’s empowerment, situation in Syria to etc. This internship is very independent and it requires one to be productive one’s own unique way. Although this internship may seem like a lot of independent work, the internship is a rewarding experience as much as the intern is interacting with the world’s leaders and representatives of different countries from all around the world. Also, the interns are able to examine the ways these leaders interact and work with each other to bring peace to the world through the UN.
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