Meet our 2021 TOU interns! We are very pleased to welcome interns from around the world virtually this summer! During our first week, the TOU interns have been engaged in exploring the work of the Temple of Understanding and learning more about the United Nations as they begin to think about the topics they will be researching throughout the program. We are looking forward to participating in HLPF, hearing from speakers on numerous topics, experiencing religious site visits, and more over the next few weeks!

Christal Kihm, France

My name is Christal Kihm, and I am 21. Although I am originally from France, I have been studying International Development in London for the past three years. Working for the UN has always been my childhood dream but as I studied a wide range of development issues, I managed to narrow down my interests. The latter are the nexus of gender, social movement, and climate justice. For this internship, I wish to explore how Indigenous women resist extractivism and promote climate justice.









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