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!

Rahima Khatun, USA

My name is Rahima Khatun. I am currently 20 years old, and am a third-year undergraduate student studying political law and health policy in New York City. My interests mainly lie within the fields of food systems/sovereignty and health infrastructure and development. These interests arose from working at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and at Alexapath Technologies—where I examined food insecurity and lack of medical facilities in tribal/indigenous populations. Through the Temple of Understanding, I hope to further explore how the quality of life of these populations can be improved.

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