Drexel student chosen to work with UN Habitat
Issue date: 1/15/10 Section: News
Bhayani was selected to participate in an internship program with the UN Habitat. According to Bhayani, the two-month internship is offered three times a year and is open to Masters and PhD students only.
"It's a great opportunity and I hope that a lot more people get to take advantage of it. I'm very pleased to be a part of it and cannot wait to start. I am looking forward to the experience," Bhayani said.
According to the UN Habitat website, the agency promotes sustainable urbanization around the world through policy formation, institutional reform, capacity-building, and technical cooperation. Their goal is to provide adequate shelter and basic sanitation globally and improve the state of human settlements worldwide.
"The faculty of the interior architecture and design program and the department of architecture and interiors is extremely proud of Neeti's accomplishment. This is a prestigious internship, and one that many students from around the world apply [to], and to be chosen from so many applicants is quite an achievement," Rena Cumby, program director for interior design, said.
The internship will provide students with practical experience, and provide the UN with well-qualified assistants to help them with specific projects to reach their goals.
"We are heartened by Neeti's desire to give back to the world [through] her passion for design and [her] goal of creating dignified structures for all. This opportunity is unique and we feel that Neeti will represent the interiors program, the College and the University very well - she will be an outstanding ambassador for us all," Cumby said.
According to the UN Habitat website, The UN Habitat was established Oct. 1978 as the main agency of the United Nations system for the creation of programs in human settlements.