Friday, February 22, 2008

Start Spreading the News...

...I'm leaving in May. Okay really a few days before May. But yes, I am going to New York City! I have been offered and accepted an offer to be an intern with LDS Public Affairs in New York City!


The public affairs office is in the same building as the Manhattan Temple.

Here is a summed up version of what my duties will be as an intern with LDS Public Affairs:

-United Nation activities (such as attending UN meetings, activities and events with UN Ambassadors and preparing reports about UN activities, with the goal of contacting and establishing positive relationships with the 192+ United Nations ambassadors in New York)

-Consul General activities (such as participating in efforts to contact and establish positive relationships with the 100+ Consul Generals of New York, by going to activities and identifying key staff, etc.)

-Local Public Affairs activities (such as planning and attending local PA events in the NYC area consisting of 14 stakes [a stake is around 1,000 people or so])

-Office Duties (such as answering phones, responding to e-mails, preparing country evaluation reports, assisting in planning and carrying out International Public Affairs events.

I'm really excited to be interacting with Ambassadors and Consul Generals from across the world. I have been informed that in early June, the BYU philharmonic orchestra will be playing in Carnegie hall. I will be helping plan the event and a reception for Ambassadors attending the concert.


Lindsi Michelle said...

That's way exciting Sarah! congratulations!

Beckee and Wes said...

That is awesome-congrats!!! I am sure you will love it! I have an aunt that lives there if ou need any help or anything while you are there (she lives right in the city).

Adam Borg said...

Wow that is so cool, you will have to keep blogging about your cool adventures you will have will you are there.

Sheryl with an S said...

Congrats! Living in NY, working in NY "in the know" with the UN!
That is SO exciting!