Eight youth received the opportunity to work as intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs(MoFA) for a period of three months. They were placed to their designated desk through a cordial reception at MoFA. In continuation of the previous batch of internship placement in 2016, this new batch got selected through competitive and rigorous screening. Fresh graduates connected to Young Bangla network and looking for suitable employment opportunity offered this Vision 2021 Internship opportunity.
Interns received a warm reception from Director (Personnel) Mr. Shelley Salehin, through an orientation ceremony. During the orientation ceremony, interns were asked about their area of interest to work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA). They also got a brief instruction about maintaining official protocol and job responsibilities during the internship period. They were assigned to the different departments and wings namely; Consular and Welfare Wing, External Publishing Wing, Africa Wing, Foreign Service Academy, Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s Birth centenary celebration cell, Research Section etc. All of them got a great exposure to start their initial task to work with the conference organizing team of ‘3rd IORA Blue Economy Ministerial Conference’, hosted by Bangladesh this year which concluded with the ‘Dhaka Declaration’, undoubtedly this opportunity added an exemplary experience to their journey.
Young Bangla as the focal point of communication, directed the interns to submit an initial report ‘One Week at MofA’, the report reflects many interesting points complemented with some recommendations.
“After one week of attachments at MoFA, I am really happy with my works. I want to learn as much as possible from MOFA. So that at the end of my internship I can have the satisfaction of serving my nation” said D M Rohis Uz Zaman one of the interns.
Since its inception, Vision 2021 Internship came across a long way. Till the date more than three thousand five hundred youth got placement opportunity in private and public sectors. The kind of initiative Young Bangla upholds for the youth of Bangladesh is beyond the regular array of initiatives that youth organization does in usual. For example, opening avenue to interact with the highest government official of a country through ‘Let’s Talk’. ‘Policy Café’ is another initiative where youth from diverse background get the opportunity to engage themselves to the policy process.
Young visionaries from every part of the country who are making difference in their community through their own efforts are the stepping stone of Young Bangla. Young Bangla identifies such change makers and recognize them through award, facilitates them by providing platforms and connections and shares the opportunity of employment. Employability is a matter of concern to the youth as this comes as a general requirement of livelihood. Bangladesh is a nation of more than one-third of youth population. Keeping such factors in mind Centre for Research and Information (CRI) the secretariat of Young Bangla furnishes its agenda targeting the youth segment of Bangladesh. Young Bangla aims to start the second phase of the internship by December 2019. All the details of the application process will be available at Young Bangla website and social media page.
“I believe this internship can give me the best experience of my entire life, I want to learn and contribute” said Nazifa Farhat, Vision 2021 Intern at MoFA.
Interns will receive a certificate of experience upon the completion of the internship period. Another batch of intern will receive the opportunity for the December session. Detail of application process and eligibility will be shared through regular communication medium of Young Bangla.