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.

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

Witnessing History in Jamaica

“I share my story here today for every girl and every boy in Jamaica who is subjected to sexual violence, and they are everywhere. There are children who are keeping horrible secrets in Upper St. Andrew, in downtown Kingston, and all across rural Jamaica” As I listened to Shaneille speak, my eyes welled up with tears. Her voice, steady and unwavering, commanded the great room … Continue reading Witnessing History in Jamaica

From Coral Reefs to Mountain Peaks in Jamaica

It’s hard to believe that I have been living in Kingston for two months now. My IEDP colleagues all assured me that this internship would fly by, and yet I still find myself baffled each day when I look up at the calendar on my office wall. The next few weeks will be particularly busy at work. I need to finish the implementation guide I … Continue reading From Coral Reefs to Mountain Peaks in Jamaica

Jamaican Rhythm – A Day in Kingston

One of the beautiful parts of completing the IEDP internship in the fall is that I have dozens of blogs posts from my friends to use as inspiration. As a reader, some of the most interesting posts have been the ones that seek to answer the most simple question: what do I do all day? Following in the footsteps of Magali and Vasiliki (among others!), here … Continue reading Jamaican Rhythm – A Day in Kingston

Sesame Street: Road Closure

I don’t know any other way to write about this than to be transparent. I am writing this from Philadelphia, not New Delhi. I expressed my discontent for enduring weeks without work or pleasantries to my supervisor at Sesame Workshop India.  I told her I felt neither needed nor wanted – she responded by telling me it was my fault because I was not motivated.  … Continue reading Sesame Street: Road Closure

Jamaica Journal- 2 (technically 2-5)

Things move fast in the internship world- while I had every intention to blog more frequently, I find that my weeks have sped along (with no posts) and I’m now officially past the half way mark of my time here in Kingston. The Weeks: The travel Soon after I wrote the last blog post, I started traveling around the island on school visits with the … Continue reading Jamaica Journal- 2 (technically 2-5)