Thoughts From the Transforming Education Summit’22

Amy L., 2022 graduate of the IEDP Program I completed my internship with the Early Childhood Education team at UNICEF Headquarters during my final semester and had the opportunity to extend the internship for three months post-graduating. Through the internship, I had the chance to attend a UNICEF-hosted panel discussion in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Read all about it this blog post. This … Continue reading Thoughts From the Transforming Education Summit’22

Internship Insights – Amy L.

Hi IEDPers! My name is Amy L., 2022 graduate of the IEDP Program. I completed my internship with the Early Childhood Education team at UNICEF Headquarters during my final semester and had the opportunity to extend the internship for three months post-graduating. The decision to extend was mostly due to circumstance; I happened to be moving back to New York City, where UNICEF HQ offices … Continue reading Internship Insights – Amy L.

Spotlight On…Brandon’s Internship & Job with UNESCO!

I recently spoke with Brandon, a 2021 IEDP graduate who is now working full-time at UNESCO Bangkok, where he completed a remote internship during spring semester 2021. Brandon was raised in Tennessee, and — prior to IEDP — worked in Bangkok as an English teacher.   Brandon has shared his experiences on the blog before — You can read more about his decision to apply to … Continue reading Spotlight On…Brandon’s Internship & Job with UNESCO!

Internship at the Aga Khan Foundation: Documenting the Early Childhood Development COVID-19 Response

Journey to Interning at Aga Khan Foundation The purpose of my internship has been to document how people have adapted in these truly difficult times, and it has been inspiring. That word is often overused, but I think it reigns true here. Like a lot of us (us being people in graduate school, people in development work, educators, or humans in general), I struggled with … Continue reading Internship at the Aga Khan Foundation: Documenting the Early Childhood Development COVID-19 Response

Internship in the eyes of a pandemic beholder

The city and beyond Get ready to go bananas. Would I ever have thought that there would be a bigger twist in the story? Absolutely not, but always delighted by and spiced with the surprises in my life. March turned out to be a rollercoaster after all. Except for the ambulance siren sound at least 5 times a day, the sound of silence around the world … Continue reading Internship in the eyes of a pandemic beholder

Internship in the eyes of a Washingtonian

The city and beyond Two months in D.C. got me thinking that this capital city is very much like the capital of my home country, Ankara, Turkey. The flow of cars, people dressed up in formal wear going to work and leaving work around the same time, monuments and memorials, many government buildings, and offices have evoked the memories of my monotonous year in Ankara. … Continue reading Internship in the eyes of a Washingtonian

Internship in the eyes of a tourist

The city and beyond My second time in D.C. takes me back to the time when I first visited the city precisely ten years ago. The time when the weather was cold but my heart as immensely warm. I feel like the city hasn’t changed at all. Maybe, because the museums stayed in the same places? Voila! After the three-hour ride, I had my tourist … Continue reading Internship in the eyes of a tourist

Reflecting On My Internship

I still remember my very first day of internship and now it’s approaching to an end. In this blog, I would like to share some of my reflections on the past 4 months. During my internship, I’m mainly responsible for two projects. One is about Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education (MLE) and the other one is related to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).  MLE  … Continue reading Reflecting On My Internship

My Top 10 Favorite Things in Bangkok

Hi everyone I’m Lijin. My internship is going well so far but I would like to share something other than work in this blog. There’re many amazing places in Bangkok and here are my top 10 favorites. 1. Office Yes, office is one of my favorite places. I came to the Bangkok knowing no one and it was people in the office that made it … Continue reading My Top 10 Favorite Things in Bangkok

Working in Bangkok

Hi everyone I’m Lijin. As two thirds of my internship has past, I’ll share some of my working experience with my organization in this blog. My organization held many conferences during my internship, so in the past 9 weeks, I spent half of my time in office and another half in hotels supporting different conferences and meetings. Days in office Working time is pretty flexible … Continue reading Working in Bangkok