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Safe Travels to the 2013 MEDA Interns!

b2ap3_thumbnail_2013-Interns---Candid-Hortizontal-PS.gifFor the past 16 years, MEDA has sent over 100 young professionals in total to 20 countries around the world to give them the opportunity to gain experience in the field and discover their career interests.

This summer, 14 new interns visted MEDA head offices for a week-long orientation to learn about the organization and meet staff members before they embark on their 6-month international development internships. While not all of the interns will be in the same country or working on the same project, each of them will be helping MEDA fulfill its overall mission of creating business solutions to poverty for families around the world.

Check back on this blog regularly to read their stories about how they are building new skills, uncovering unique experiences and changing the lives of those around them. Bringing different skills and life experiences to their position will no doubt make for varying perspectives on the realities of their internship and of international development as a whole.

Let us now introduce the 2013 cohort of MEDA Interns...

Ethiopia
EDGET (Ethiopians Driving Growth through Entrepreneurship and Trade)
Emma Harris – Rural Microfinance Intern
Shaunet Lewinson – Business Development Advisor

Ghana
GROW (Greater Rural Opportunities for Women)
Daniel Penner – Communications/Impact Assessment Intern
Gillian Perera - Nutrition/Food Security Intern
Jessica Adach - Gender Intern

Morocco
YouthInvest
Jeelan Syed – Communication Development Intern
Sanae Elamrani – Impact Assessment Intern

Nicaragua
MiCredito & Techno-Links (Technology Links for Improved Access and Incomes)
Catherine Walker – Rural Microfinance Intern
Sarah French – Impact Assessment Intern

Peru

Techno-Links (Technology Links for Improved Access and Incomes)
Stefanie Santana – Value Chain Development Intern

Tanzania
TNVS (Tanzania National Voucher Scheme)
Curtis Shane – I.T. Development Intern
Mary Fehr – Impact Assessment Intern

United States
Ines Sawadogo – Project Coordinator Intern

Zambia

Techno-Links (Technology Links for Improved Access and Incomes)
Jared Worley – Rural Microfinance Intern

Visit MEDA Internships for more information on our internship program and to read the biographies of the 2013 interns.

We encourage you to keep coming back to this blog to stay informed on the latest news about the interns's field experiences. Whether you're someone who knows one of the interns personally or someone who just discovered this blog, we hope you will find some truthful insight into the international development world and begin to connect with the people behind this posts. If you don't get the opportunity to travel to these places yourself to explore the food, culture and stories of our clients, let these interns' personal tales serve as a window to MEDA's work in the field.

First impressions in Morocco
Time Flies By!

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