My internship began on the 3rd of September 2012 and I arrived in Kingston from Sweden two days prior. I spent my first week getting settled in and learning to find my way around town. On my first day at the UNEP office I was introduced to the staff and kindly greeted by all. I was then given some documents and reports to review in order to learn about the main objectives and activities of SPAW.
Time flies and today marks the beginning of my fourth week at the CEP office. Preparations for the upcoming STAC and COP meetings are still ongoing and I have spent my days assisting Nishka with the documents. Most of these are published on the website in three different language versions: English, French and Spanish.
Finally back at work after almost a week of being sick at home. Here it’s buzzing with activity as we have entered in to the last days of preparations before the meetings in Punta Cana next week. The staff members that will attend the meetings, which is more or less everyone, are flying out at the end of this week and there is still plenty that must be done before they leave.
My internship with UNEP will soon come to an end and I’m having a hard time reconciling with the fact that I will soon have to leave beautiful Jamaica and go back to dark and cold Europe. Brrr!
Last blog entry. Tomorrow is my last day at UNEP and the day after that I fly back to Sweden. I’m so happy that I came here and so sad to leave. The only regret I have is that I did not apply and plan for a 6 month long internship instead of only 3 months. If you are given the chance to do an internship here at the UNEP CAR-RCU, don’t miss it!