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!

Myra Karavelioglu, Turkey & USA

Hi! I am Myra Karavelioglu, and I will begin studying Economics and Social Sciences as my major at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy in September. I am originally from Turkey yet have grown up in New Jersey, USA. Through this internship at the Temple of Understanding, I am thrilled to be able to meet people who have dedicated their lives to work at NGOs and various branches of the United Nations, hoping to see a glimpse into my own future work. Climate change, environmental migrations, and refugee rights are some of the endless topics that drive my passion.









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