The Temple of Understanding is excited to welcome our 2019 student interns to New York City and the United Nations!
Read on to meet our interns and learn about the projects they will be pursuing this summer.
I’m Maria Helena Rey. I am 18 years old, from Bogotá, Colombia, and studying Political Science in my hometown. I have grown in a country that despite the fact that it has been named as the happiest one on Earth has a long story of tragedy and injustice that, still today, has not yet been […]
Hello, my name is Xenia Jankovich. I am 18 years old, and am Dutch, French, Hungarian and Canadian. I just graduated from the American International School of Budapest, Hungary and cannot wait to be part of the Temple of Understanding Program this summer.
Hi! My name is Tselmeg Ulammandakh. I am 18 years old and from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. During a short period in UB, where we had Model United Nations, I would be one of the kids working hardest to pass a resolution paper and get people to join my bloc.
My name is Mariano Sigifredo. I am 20 years old and was born in Córdoba, Argentina. I am studying political science with a focus on comparative and international relations. My experiences in multiple MUNs and volunteer activities have opened my eyes to a new world, in which international issues are just as important as local […]
My name is Matias Benitez. I am eighteen years old and live in New York City, but I spent much of my childhood in Sydney, Australia. I am excited to be a ToU intern at the UN because of my interest in how the different cultures and nations of the world interact with each other. […]
My name is Johanna Friman, and I am from Sweden. At the age of sixteen, I was an exchange student in the outback of Australia for a year, and last year I lived in South Africa and worked in the townships. My life experiences have developed my personal goal of wanting to make a positive […]
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Hei Kiu is an 18-year-old Chinese-Portuguese philosophy enthusiast with a passion in East Asian politics. She discovered her interest in international relations from her extensive MUN experiences, having participated and won numerous university-level conferences, both local and overseas.