NYSIP 2014: Week Five

Week five of NYSIP marked the middle of an eight-week program and began with a tour of the Upper West Side.  Despite the rain, interns gathered on Monday, July 14th to enjoy the famous burgers at Shake Shack.

On Wednesday, July 16th 2014, Jamie Metzl, an American novelist and Senior Fellow at the Asia Society, shared his insights about U.S. foreign policy in Asia and his doctoral research with AGBU interns.  Metzl focused on the Cambodian genocide.  Having served as the Senior Advisor for Information Technology, Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and Senior Coordinator for International Public Information at the U.S. Department of State, Metzl is well-versed in human rights and diplomacy, and he shared his experiences and expertise.

Author and partner at Cranemere, Inc. Jamie Metzl with Deborah Devedjian of Copernicus Learning Ventures and the 2014 AGBU NYSIP participants

On Thursday, July 24th 2014, the AGBU Young Professionals of Greater New York organized their annual Mentoring Night, providing feedback on interns’ resumes and job applications during a career fair styled event which featured dozens of young professionals from New York from varied fields and backgrounds.

Intern Geoffroy Baghdassarian with Mentor Elin Thomasian of Goldman Sachs during Mentoring Night

On Saturday, July 19th 2014, William and Nick Nazarian, former AGBU NYSIP interns, invited the 2014 participants to enjoy a barbeque.

Mentor Taline Andonian of the Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addication Services with Intern Erika Dersarkissian during Mentoring Night




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