How to build a career at the U.N.

Lisa International Careers

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Lisa’s background:

Lisa Smyth is an international development communications specialist, currently Communications Manager at the Forest Stewardship Council in Bonn, Germany, and simultaneously completing a Masters of Communications for Development at Malmo University in Sweden. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, Lisa got her first job in the field at the United Nations, without any connections, family money, or even a Master’s degree. Here, she talks about experience vs. education, and what to do when your application get rejected…

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How to land a job at the UN in Latin America

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We met four years ago in Quito, and then saw each other again in the Caribbean when we both worked in Haiti. Here, my friend Thomas shares what he’s learnt on getting started working in international development and NGOs, and his experience in Latin America.

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