Internship Projects

During their time visiting the United Nations, TOU’s student interns complete a research paper and presentation. The research topics chosen by the students are of contemporary importance each year and are on the summer agenda for the United Nations. Explore below to see some of the impressive work done by these talented young people.








Highlights from our 2015 Intern Presentations:



Annie Abruzzo – UN Peacekeeping Missions
Robert Borek – Education in Conflict Zones
Gea Bozzi – Human Trafficking
Julia Byrne – MDG 6
Isabelle Davis – Sexual Violence against Women in the Middle East
Priya Gada – Changes in the Laws of War
Noah Gelles – Children and Armed Conflict
Matthew Grillo – UN Micro Finance Program
Yervand Melkonyan – Biowarfare
Teddy Neuman – Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
Dylan Peer – Environmental Sustainability
Luke Pramberger – Child Mortality in Third World Countries
Regina Soriano – Women’s Rights
John Kim – Sustainable Development


The issues addressed by our twenty 2013 interns fell into three categories: Human Rights Violations; the Millennium Development Goals 3, 7 and 8; and Civil Unrest.  The Millennium Development Goals that students used as a guideline for their topics were:

Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger
Achieve Universal Primary Education
Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
Reduce Child Mortality
Improve Maternal Health
Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Disease
Ensure Environmental Sustainability
Develop a Global Partnership for Development


In 2012, interns looked at a number of important and timely issues, including:

  1. Women’s Rights
  2. The Environment
  3. Trade and Natural Resources
  4. Human Rights
  5. Civil Unrest
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