Guyanese Student completes summer internship at Embassy of Guyana in Washington

24 Aug

Ambassador to the USA/Permanent Representative to the OAS, Embassy of Guyana, Riyad Insanally meeting with Guyanese student, Vania Legall.


Vania Legall, a Guyanese student, recently completed a summer internship at the Embassy of Guyana in Washington, D.C. During the month of July, she assisted Embassy Staff with research pertaining to Guyana/Caribbean relations with the United States. In this regard, she learned of the US-Caribbean Strategic Engagement Act of 2016 and initiatives underway to boost US-Caribbean relations, as well as carrying out research on the United States Congress and those members with Caribbean interests. She was also able to deepen her understanding of the Organization of American States and the issues currently on the agenda of this hemispheric body. In addition, Ms. Legall assisted Embassy staff in various administrative tasks, acquiring a good understanding of how the Mission functions.

Ms. Legall, a Guyanese national resident in Windsor, Connecticut, now at the University of Connecticut School of Law holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and International Relations from the University of Hartford, Connecticut. She noted that her stint at the Embassy was “a phenomenal experience”, which allowed her to contribute to her homeland, while preparing her for a career in Diplomacy and International Law. She credited the Staff of the Embassy with reinvigorating her passion for International Relations.

The Internship Programme at the Embassy is open, at any time of the year, to undergraduates or graduate students of Guyanese birth or parentage, desirous of accruing experience in International Relations, Diplomacy or any relevant field. Further information may be accessed via the following link http://www.guyanaembassyusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Terms-of-Reference-Internship-Programme.pdf  and, given the success of Ms. Legall’s internship, the Embassy would welcome expressions of interest and applications.

 

Embassy of Guyana, Washington, D.C.

August 23, 2017        

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