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A Day in the Life of the Development Intern

By Kathryn Cleary, Development Intern “Making my way downtown, walking fast, logos pass, I’m work bound. Staring at the cross walk ahead, just making my way, making my way, through the crowd.” This is the song that plays through my head every morning as I leave my parking garage and head into The Center, as the fall development intern. As strange as my little jingle may be, it oddly sums up what it’s like to be working in development! There are a few key things I have learned during my time here so far, observation, recognition, and execution. These
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A Courtroom Where Everyone Wins

By James Hennes, Project Manager China Intern Hello everyone, my name is James Hennes, and this is my first blog entry for The International Center! I work in the China Project Office with Project Manager Lei Wang. Lately, we’ve primarily been working on collaborative and consulting type projects for various Indianapolis clients in the higher education and the healthcare industries. We have worked on expanding our clients’ presence in China and forging stronger ties between Chinese organizations and Indiana. Last week, I also participated in my first naturalization ceremony. The International Center participates regularly in naturalization ceremonies at the
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Meet our FALL 2014 Interns!

A new season is upon us, so The International Center autumn make a change! This fall, we welcome a new batch of interns ranging in backgrounds and interests. We asked all nine of them to share a little about his or her self for our blog. Because of their shared love of travel, we also asked each to share a favorite travel photo. So before we fall behind, here are the interns! Kathryn Cleary – Development Intern     Kathryn in Mt. San Jacinto, Southern California   Hello! Jambo! Bonjour! I’m Kathryn! I chose to intern with The International
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The Summer of a Thousand Tasks

By Akeira Jennings, ICY Intern This summer I had the privilege of being the International Citizen of the Year Award intern. Although I would like to think that I prepared myself for my internship through hours of research, I am now fully aware that I had no idea what lay ahead of me. K.D. and I volunteer as face painters at Polo At Sunset I have never considered myself an artist. While I’m sure my fellow interns would agree with that statement, I was able to test my artistic abilities this summer by volunteering as a face painter at
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Bringing the World to Indianapolis

By Christine Burns, IVLP Intern Did you happen to see a group of Belarusian librarians milling around St. Clair Street in front of the Indianapolis Central Library? How about the French prosecutor walking through the hall of the U.S. District Court? Did you notice the group from Bolivia heading down Meridian Street on their way to a meeting with the Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Harrison College? These international guests are part of the International Visitors Leadership Program that is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. So, why are these visitors
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Around the World in a Month

By Eboni Stevens, Protocol Intern The very first day that I met Peter, I was a little caught off guard. My very first assignment was to memorize the flags of all of the countries represented in the United Nations. I thought for sure he was joking. I was assured he was not. With a very limited (as an understatement) knowledge of flags, my next thought was that this task would be next to impossible to complete before the end of my internship, and I was definitely  going to be the worst intern for the position. A little over a
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The Relocation Services Department

By Victoria Hicks, Relocation Services On a regular day at The International Center, the Relocation Services department sends about 50 to 100 emails a day. Our job lies in the preparing, scheduling and welcoming of professionals from all over the world, making their stay or relocation as smooth as we can manage it so that they can concentrate on their jobs and families. Our hundreds of emails range from scheduling school visits for clients with children to acting as the middle man between landlords and our clients. Sounds simple, right? Except planning and scheduling can only get you so
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A Day in Indianapolis

By Kathryn (K.D.) Fox, Communications Intern On June 17th, I received a rather distressed email from a woman named Katy Keck, representing the 2014 Crop Hunger Walk. It had been forwarded to interns in The International Center because one of the interns from this organization had to drop out due to an emergency, and they needed someone to replace her for the following day. The email stated “The main skills needed are that they can drive, film with a flip cam, and keep on time. Guaranteed lots of laughter, great experiences, meals and a good recommendation for a job
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A Belated Arrival

By Alex Rohe, Development Intern Hi everyone! I’m Alex Rohe, the new guy; I started interning at The International Center at the end of last week, and I’ll be working for and learning from Magdalena Josipovic, the Development Manager, for the rest of the summer. I grew up in Indiana, and I’m glad to be home for a few months. However, at the beginning of the summer, I’ll admit that I felt a few twinges of jealousy as I watched my peers travel all over the world to study abroad and to work overseas. At first, I thought that
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Global Competency

By Olivia Grace Wolfe, Global Competency Intern  Little known fact (that even Ansuyah doesn’t know yet) – I met Ansuyah Naiken before she even knew who I was. And here I am, almost two full years later, working as her intern! I was taking an Intro to International Politics course way back in 2012 and one of our requirements was to both volunteer in Indy with international refugees and attend community events that my professor, Dr. Su-Mei Ooi, informed us of. Coincidentally, one of these events was a Cultural Workshop held at the Glick Center at Crooked Creek where
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