Sunday, September 13, 2009

Why is the last week always the busiest?

I am nervous and excited all at once. This week marks the end of my internship and a final presentation to the Chief of Human Resources (so high in the organization she a diplomat).

The last few days I have been analysing survey results, summarizing interview themes, and putting together a cohesive yet short (less than 5 minutes) powerpoint presentation. I hear the chief likes to ask detailed questions so I have to be ready to answer everything! At the same time I also have been testing products by language firms and negotiation packages should we move forward to enforcing WFP policy and outsourcing that function to language experts. Finding a firm that can handle the volume and also can be available 24 hours a day. We have it narrowed down to 2 firms and I will also be presenting my findings at this meeting.

This summer has been great. I have learned a lot and gotten to get involved with the major projects described here along with smaller more immediate ad-hoc requests. Due to time I was unable to get into the social networking aspects of the project but hopefully the next intern can pick up where I left off.

Though not the functional area I wanted to be in, working at the WFP has solidified my desire to stay in international development. Now to parlay this experience into a full time position in financial services in development... :)

In the meantime

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