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