The Internship Offices Network is pleased to announce the selected McGill students for the 2021 summer internship at the United Nations World Food Programme in Panama, and the recipients of the Schull Yang International Experience Award.
The Schull Yang International Experience Award, supported by Joseph Schull (BA ‘82, MA ’85) and Anna Yang (BCL, LLB ’88), helps undergraduate and graduate students gain firsthand international experience related to their fields of study. The award provides full or partial funding to assist students with tuition, travel, and other expenses related to their international experience. The Schull Yang International Experience Award is part of the McGill International Experience Awards. For more information, click here (http://www.mcgill.ca/iea).
Shaydah Ghom, BA Honours International Development Studies
Shaydah is completing her final year of undergraduate studies as an Honours International Development Studies student with a double minor in Political Science and Social Entrepreneurship. She will be interning remotely at the United Nations World Food Programme Panama, the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the largest one focused on hunger and food security; the Panama branch manages the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region operations. Shaydah hopes to gain a better understanding of the emergency response, food assistance response frameworks and what factors impact food security and insecurity in the LAC region.
Teresa Tolo, BA Economics
Teresa is a U3 student majoring in Economics with a minor in International Development. She will intern with the Communications Unit of the United Nations World Food Program in Panama that works to provide food assistance and promote food security in Latin America. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable development and food security in developing countries and has a wide range of international experience. She looks forward to supporting the WFP by carrying out media research and creating multimedia and social media campaigns; all while improving her knowledge of Spanish in a professional context with the WFP.