My internship at Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Name: Tanjila Taskin

Hometown: Dhaka, Bangladesh

What is your major? Ph.D. in public health with a concentration in epidemiology

Where did you intern? During Summer 2019, I got an opportunity to do an internship with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) in Seattle. I worked with the strategy planning and management team of the Maternal Newborn and Child Health Department (MNCH SPM). My manager was Manpreet Singh who is a great mentor.

How did you get your internship? The recruiting process was very rigorous. The executive recruiter came to FIU and held an information session in October. After attending the session, Lauren Cavicchi from the Stempel College Career Center informed all the students that the application cycle has opened. I submitted my resume as part of the application. The executive recruiter again came to FIU for a primary interview. The shortlisted candidates were invited for a phone interview with different teams. I was interviewed by three teams. After the phone interview, the hiring manager emailed me to confirm my acceptance.

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