Emily '13

Majoring in communication, minoring in anthropology and literature

Internship Experience

While studying abroad in Geneva, Switzerland, Emily worked as an intern in the Communications Department of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.  Her responsibilities included assisting public relations officers with organizing the Nansen Refugee Award ceremony and researching topics for publication on the UNHCR web site.

Most Enjoyable Aspect

"It was amazing to work at such a well-respected organization. Everyone was extremely passionate about UNHCR's mission, and the internship really opened my eyes to the plight of refugees all over the world.  I honestly had so many 'pinch me' moments during the months I was there - when I listened to firsthand accounts from refugees helped by the UNHCR, when I heard Angelina Jolie and High Commissioner Antonio Guterres speak about the importance of the UNHCR, when I ventured down to the archives of the UN headquarters...the list could go on!"

Greatest Value of the Experience

"Helping with the Nansen Refugee Award ceremony was a great experience. I was in charge of coordinating projects for all of the other interns, so I gained a lot of skills in managing people."

How Did This Experience Augment Your Le Moyne Education?

"Working in another country, with so many people from around the world, definitely broadened my horizons. It also gave me a great example of a potential career path for a communication major!"