NEW YORK—The Permanent Mission of Armenia to the UN in New York is preparing to resume its summer internship program, which will begin on July 5 and continue until July 22 at the Permanent Mission building in New York City.
The Mission hopes to build off the success of last year, when it launched the internship program for the first time. “Last year’s interns were dedicated and professional, providing valuable extra hands and minds to the critical role of the mission in representing Armenia’s interests,” said Armenia’s Ambassador to the UN Garen Nazarian. Intern responsibilities include attending meetings with the Mission’s staff, preparing reports, and conducting research on UN activities as it relates to Armenia, its neighbors, and other nations in the region.
To gain an overview of Armenia’s international relations, interns will attend lectures and seminars about the role and mandate of the UN and the Armenian Mission, and the geo-political challenges facing Armenia.
The Eastern Region office of the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) will facilitate the last week of the internship program from July 25-29, and will administer the educational portion of the internship. “By working with passionate and thoughtful Armenian youth, we are looking to develop leaders, who will bring political sophistication to the international arena,” said Garo Manjikian, the executive director of the ANCA Eastern Region.
Applications to the internship are available on line at anca.org/UnInternship and must be submitted by May 20. Interns coming from outside the New York metropolitan area will be granted free housing during the four-week duration of the program.