Milou van Rooyen
Former Intern (Sept. 2001)
Student of 'Public Administration'
a student of 'Public Administration' at Leiden University, I was very
interested in fulfilling an internship in an international organization.
During the last two years of my studies I have been specializing in
Organization and Management. An institute for training and research
seemed to be matching my aspirations. Because of an interest and proficiency
in economics and finance, I applied to the Debt and Financial Management
Training Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and
I am most thankful to have been given
the opportunity to work at this Programme. The projects, that were assigned
to me, have given me not only a good insight in the day-to-day running
of the Debt and Financial Management Training Programme, but also exposed
me to the more substantive issues involved in the related projects,
such as learning more on institutional and legal aspects of financial
management in developing countries, creating an understanding of e-learning
technologies, raising funds, drawing up documents, researching topics
related to areas in the field of debt and financial management and locating
resource persons. Since I have been given much independence and flexibility
in completing the assignments, I was able to gain substantial experience
and knowledge related to these issues.
In short, working for the Debt and Financial
Management Training Programme of UNITAR has been a valuable, educational,
interesting and most of all pleasurable experience. I am most grateful
to Mr. Kamal for letting me work for him for four months.