As I was preparing to write this final post about my fall internship with UNICEF Bolivia, I looked back on some of my peers’ final blog entries, to gain some inspiration for what parting words of wisdom I should share here. Reading only a handful of posts was enough to remind me that the ending to my internship experience was not like many of my … Continue reading Wrapping up internship, part 2: Learning & gratitude
whirl•wind/ˈ(h)wərlˌwind/nounA column of air moving rapidly around and around in a cylindrical or funnel shape. Used in similes and metaphors to describe a very energetic or tumultuous person or process. That is the only way to describe the last three weeks. Although we’re only in the first week of November (and I was supposed to be in Bolivia until the end of November), it may … Continue reading Wrapping up internship, part 1: What’s going on in Bolivia?
If you’ve been keeping up with my blog posts (see my second post here), you’ll probably guess that I spend most of my days sitting at my desk. It’s true that I spend most days reading hundreds of pages of research, entering data into spreadsheets, and writing briefs. That said, I also take advantage of opportunities to get away from the desk, whether by joining … Continue reading Out of the office, Bolivia edition
I’ve now been in La Paz for one whole month (!!), which also means that I’ve gotten into more of a routine (which I crave), and the weeks are starting to pass by more quickly. As such, and after being inspired by fellow IEDPers’ blog posts (looking at you, Vasiliki and Morgan!), I decided to share what a “day in the life” of an IEDP … Continue reading A day in the life of an IEDP Intern in Bolivia
¡Saludos! My name is Magali and I’ll be interning with UNICEF Bolivia in La Paz for the next 13 weeks. It’s a little wild to think that I’ve been in La Paz for less than a week—from adjusting to the altitude, to some changes in plans due to protests in the city, to my first few days of work, it’s been a whirlwind five days! … Continue reading ¡Saludos desde Bolivia!
Journey to IEDP series: Throughout October, the IEDP admissions blog will publish a series of posts on our cohort’s distinct experiences that brought us to IEDP. Many of you reading this blog probably have myriad of questions: “should I go to graduate school?” “if so, which program should I apply to?” “how would my experience fit in IEDP?” “why would I want to be in … Continue reading Journey to IEDP 1.3: My Students Ignited My Fire