A global career is now a step closer for Ewura-esi Simpson ’16 CLAS (Geography), who is interning for the United Nations this semester. Ewura-esi is working in the Department of Public Relations – NGO Relations section where she works on reviewing annual reports and approving new partner NGOs. Ewura-esi hails from Accra, a city in Ghana, and works alongside six other interns who are from all over the globe.
As an intern, she attends briefings every Tuesday which focus on a different topic of the UN, such as the refugee crisis and youth involvement. Ewura-esi also gets to attend special events, such as the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony, which was attended by the Secretary General and Holocaust survivors.
Ewura-esi is in the perfect position as she eventually wants to work for UN in the Environmental office, which is working on climate change and making sure that countries meet their environmental targets. She credits her broad education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences with being able to adapt to anything and understand the complicated issues brought forth at the UN.
“As a student in the College, you get to take amazing classes on a broad range of topics,” Ewura-esi said. “The UN appreciates when you know what’s going on in the world, no matter how smart you are. The Geography department especially has helped me to find my path along the way. The classes in the College and in the Geography department have exposed me to topics, such as Medical Geography, and given me the skills, like mapping in GIS, to succeed.”