I am Natalie McCullough, a second year student in the WOP-P Programme. I am from Indianapolis in the United States. For my internship, I am working with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland in the Human Resources Development department as part of the Internship Team. In this position, I am responsible for assisting in the selection and onboarding processes of new interns at the organization. This includes working in the online recruitment system, facilitating visa procedures for international interns, working directly with department supervisors, and welcoming interns on their first day with briefing presentations. My tasks differ day by day. One day, I will be attending a conference on HR strategy and the next, I will be in a meeting to discuss how selection can foster diversity and support inclusion. As an agency of the UN, many of the conversat ions at the ILO surround the topic of human rights and decent work. I find this environment to be inspiring and I love conversing with people from across the world on topics that are extremely important.
I have found my work at the ILO to be challenging, but well-suited to the skills and knowledge I gained in the WOP-P Programme. I am very grateful for this opportunity and know it would not have been possible without my experience in the WOP-P Master’s.