IWU Senior Receives United Nations Summer Internship
April 28, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Wesleyan University senior Mana Narita from Tokyo, Japan,
recently accepted a summer internship at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United
Nations. Narita will live and work in New York from May until July, before she returns
to Japan to finish her studies at Keio University in Tokyo.
The Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations (UN) has represented the Government
of Japan since the country’s entry into the UN in 1956. According to the website,
the Mission conducts diplomacy to achieve its foreign policy goals and remains committed
to the UN’s efforts to ensure peace and stability throughout the world.
Narita, a political science major, will intern for the political and administrative
section at the Permanent Mission. Some of her responsibilities will include attending
meetings and negotiations with diplomats, taking notes and writing summaries.
“I have always dreamed of working for the United Nations,” Narita said. “This will
be a great opportunity for me to find a specialty in the field of international politics
since my interest is very broad right now.”
Narita hopes to utilize her knowledge from her politics classes at IWU in her internship.
After graduation, she would like to study international politics at the graduate level
and eventually pursue a career with the United Nations.
For additional information, contact the Office of University Communications at (309)
Contact: Jessica Hinterlong ‘11, (309) 556-3181