Wednesday11Sep 2019

Careers with the United Nations

Wilkinson College Graduate Student Workshop

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 4:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m.
2019-09-11 16:00 2019-09-11 18:50 America/Los_Angeles Careers with the United Nations Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall Allison DeVries

RSVP is required

Graduate Students can enroll in this workshop through Course number is GUS 530.

Laura Scudder Conference Room, Roosevelt Hall

Chapman Community

Students, staff, faculty and alumni



Wednesday September 11, 2019 4-6:50PM

Getting Into the UN 

With more than 30 specialized agencies, funds and programs spread all over the world, the UN System is large, complex and often confusing. Finding your way to a career within the UN can seem even more overwhelming. This workshop outlines the main ways to become a UN intern, consultant or staff member, with a few tips from someone who’s been all three.


Thomas Frøyland

After interning as a speechwriter for former Secretary-General Kofi Annan in New York, Thomas joined the United Nations as an information officer for peace and security issues. In this role, he travelled to conflict zones on the African continent and covered hostilities in the Middle East. As a political officer, he focused especially on conflict prevention and counter-terrorism initiatives in Central Asia and the Sahel region, as well as on the UN’s cooperation with regional organizations.


His later work as a communications consultant has included assignments for the UN and NGOs, as well as counseling corporations on crisis management. He was previously Director of International Affairs at the University of Chicago’s Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies. Born and raised in Norway, Thomas is a graduate of the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).


You can contact the event organizer, Allison DeVries at or (714) 997-6752.

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