UNAR Internship Program 2012
Interns are a vital part of UNAR. During the Fall, Spring, and Summer UNAR hosts high school, College/University students and Graduates with a keen interest in global affairs. Intern responsibilities include assisting in the organization of UNAR events such as the Lecture Series, Model UN, and the UNAR Freedom of the Press Conference. They become assistant to the UNAR office/Program Manager and Board members. This exciting opportunity gives students real world leadership experience and a head start on post-collegiate employment plans in the international relations and non-profit worlds.
Miriam Frost, Summer Intern 2012
Miriam is a rising senior at the University of Rochester majoring in International Relations and French. Miriam studied abroad in the spring of 2012 in Senegal and has traveled to other countries including Ghana, France, and Israel. She enjoys the challenges and rewards of traveling and directly encountering other cultures. In the future, she would like to work in the field of international aid and development, human rights, or conflict resolution.
It has been a truly fulfilling experience to see the impact of an international organization in its own community. Through preparing for the Freedom of the Press Conference and volunteering with refugees at Mary's Place Outreach, I have witnessed the influence of the United Nations Association of Rochester in the greater Rochester area. I greatly enjoy working with the Nepali refugees, tutoring them one-on-one in English and learning about their lives before they came to America. Seeing the smiles on their faces when they correctly write a word is something that stays with me long after I leave for the day. I am excited to see what the rest of my internship with the UNAR will bring.
Lori recently graduated from the College at Brockport with a major in International Studies. Lori is from Bath, N.Y., located 90 minutes South of Rochester. Before college, Lori studied for a semester at the University of Veracruz, Mexico. She served in the U.S. Navy for four years on the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71. During this time, Lori did a tour to the Persian Gulf and had the opportunity to travel to Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, and Dubai. Lori has also had the opportunity to travel to other countries including Peru, Portugal, France, and Morocco. In the Fall, she will be attending Graduate School at the University of Albany for Caribbean and Latin American Studies. In the future Lori would like to pursue a career in the State and /or Government.
Jessica is a rising senior at SUNY Geneseo majoring in French, and with minors in International Relations and Geography. In the Fall of 2011, she studied abroad in Paris at La Sorbonne University, and had an amazing experience. Jessica grew up south of Canandaigua and graduated from Marcus Whitman High School. Though unsure of ther future plans, Jessica hopes to work in the International arena at a local level.
Jarred recently graduated from Nazareth College with majors in Peace and Justice Studies and Political Science. Currently, Jarred volunteers at Rochester Refugee Resettlement Services as the standing Deputy Executive Director, though in June will become a formal employee. He has had the opportunity to travel to Gulu, Uganda, and Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech, and Germany). Jarred is from Rochester, and aspires to become Mayor of this great city in the near future.
Jessica is from Northern California and a rising senior at the University of Rochester. Before transferring to U of R last year, she attended Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. When she graduates with her degree in Political Science, Jessica plans to take a year off before entering the Law School in C.A. Jessica aspires to work in the government either in the court system as a Supreme Court Judge or in the State Department.
Alex from Wayland, Massachusetts, is a rising senior at the University of Rochester majoring in International Relations and History. Alex has a great interest in foreign policy, particularly the field of conflict resolution. After his stay at UNAR, he will complete an internship at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Alex has had the opportunity to travel to countries in Latin America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. After graduation, Alex hopes to work for the State Department.
Roubing is an exchange student from Oingdao, China and is currently studying at the University of Rochester. Roubing is expected to graduate in 2014 with a major in Political Science and minors in Economics and Philosophy. He has traveled to Britain and looks forward to future travels. After graduation, Roubing wishes to pursue a Masters or PhD, and would like to work in the International Relations/Foreign Relations field.
Kyle is a junior at Pittsford Mendon High School, in his hometown of Pittsford New York. In his free time, he plays football and guitar in addition to participating in various clubs including Model United Nations, Mock Trials, Titans of Business, and Masterminds. In the future, he hopes to attend college and pursue a career in international issues.
Ben is fifteen years old, will be starting the 10th grade in fall 2012, and attends School of the Arts. He is fascinated with languages, history and geography. He plays the cello, writes poetry sporadically, and enjoys comedy shows, such as the Simpsons, 30 Rock, and Park and Recreation.