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Introducing the 2012 MEDA Interns

Welcome to MEDA's Intern Blog!

This fall, 14 new interns joined MEDA to take part in an international development internship. Working in a variety of capacities and countries, each intern will be helping MEDA fulfill its mission of creating business solutions to poverty.

Over the next 6 months, you will read about our experiences, learn our stories, and discover with us what it is like working in international development overseas. All of us come from different backgrounds and have different life experiences; how we react and learn from our work experience will be different. Why we chose to apply for our MEDA internships is different, yet we all hope to grow from the opportunity ahead of us.

So now the time comes to introduce the 2012 MEDA Interns...
Adrien Friesen – Impact Assessment Intern, Market Linkages, Nicaragua
Alan Kuurstra – I.T. Development Intern, Market Linkages, Tanzania
Caitlin MacDougall – Communication Development Intern, Financial Services, Morocco
Devon Krainer – Rural Microfinance Intern, Market Linkages, Ethiopia
Jaclyn Stief - Fundraising/Marketing, Marketing & Engagement, Canada
Jennifer Ferreri – Rural Microfinance Intern, Financial Services, Zambia
Katherine Arblaster – Rural Microfinance Intern, Financial Services, Nicaragua
Kathryn Wyatt – Business Development Advisor, Market Linkages, Ethiopia
Lauren Brander – Impact Assessment Intern, Financial Services, Morocco
Marie Ang – Impact Assessment Intern, Market Linkages, Tanzania
Meghan Denega – Impact Assessment Intern, Market Linkages, Ukraine
Monica Rodriguez – Value Chain Development Intern, Market Linkages, Peru
Ola Mirzoeva – Value Chain Development Intern, Market Linkages, Ukraine
Stephanie Shenk – Project Coordinator Intern, Market Linkages, United States

For more information on MEDA's internship program and the interns themselves, check out Intern Stories.

We encourage you to keep coming back to this blog to stay informed on what we are doing. Whether you're someone who knows us or someone who stumbled across our blog, we hope our honesty and our experiences give you insight into the international development world. This is our new life and these are our stories...

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