Internships

Benjamin Black, UK on his MESPOM internship experience in Cambodia

Recent Batch-15 (2020) graduate, Benjamin Black from the UK, reflects on his MESPOM internship experience in Cambodia, in the summer of 2019 when the world was a slightly different place. He was very inspired by his internship experiences, and ended up doing his Master’s thesis research focused on avoided deforestation generated by protected areas in Cambodia.

Interning at the Global Resilience Partnership Program in Stockholm, Tabby Njung'e (Kenya)

MESPOM students have to do a mandatory summer internship component between the 1st and 2nd years, which is aimed at enhancing their professional development. Current 2nd year student Tabby Njung’e from Kenya reflects on her MESPOM internship experience

Enrichment through energy studies and environmental engagement - Joel Gordon

Current Manchester-track student Joel Gordon reflects on his MESPOM journey over the past 1.5 years as Batch-14 settles into their thesis semester.

A Fijian Journey After MESPOM: Nacanieli Bolo (Batch-12)

Nacanieli Bolo (Batch-12) talks about his Fijian journey after MESPOM.

After completing MESPOM in 2018, I returned to Fiji and worked as a consultant for UNDP in the field of risk (climate and disaster) and development nexus and then later joined the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a policy analyst supporting UK’s climate and ocean governance work in the Pacific.

From Argentina to South Africa to Turkey & beyond..

Current 2nd-year MESPOM student, Josefina Achaval-Torre talks about her experiences along this journey 

Photo: Exploring different ecosystems after a week of intense fieldwork collecting data on invasive species control (Mariepskop, South Africa)

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