APA Interns: Students at the United Nations
The APA UN Team is pleased to introduce the 2010-2011 interns. “We are particularly proud of the credentials and diversity of the interns for the coming year,” remarks APA Representative and Intern Coordinator, Janet Sigal. “These interns were selected through a competitive process which involved personal statements and interviews with the APA team. We were all impressed with the poise, maturity and dedication to international issues and service of our new group of interns. They bring a fresh enthusiasm for the international experience and for APA, and will participate fully in all the activities of the APA team.”
Brian is in the second year of the Social and Personality doctoral program at the Graduate Center (CUNY).
Joseph is working on his doctoral dissertation from Duquesne University in Clinical Psychology.
Samuel is in the Master’s program in Education (Clinical Psychology) at Teachers' College, Columbia University. He has also worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist at Guhu Referral Hospital, Uganda, and is funded in his studies by the International Fellowship Program (IFP-Ford Foundation).
Zahbia is in the Master’s program in Psychology in Education (Clinical Psychology) at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is originally from Pakistan and came to the U.S. on a Fulbright scholarship.
APA UN interns attend NGO Committee meetings and help to prepare for major events such as Psychology Day, International Day of Older Persons and UN AIDS day. In addition to participating in the planning of these events, the interns will be working on a registration website for Psychology Day and other technological advancements for the team.