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Meredith has just finished her 3 month internship with us at the Manna Center. Before she left, we asked her a few questions about her background, motivations and hopes for the future.


Manna Center: Where do you come from?

Meredith Harper: United States


MC: How did you hear about us / which internship provider did you come through?

MH: I came to Israel with a Masa program called Top Israel Interns. Another dietitian put me in touch with Manna.


MC: What were you doing prior to coming to Israel?

MH: I worked as an inpatient clinical dietitian.


MC: What interests you most in the Manna Center’s work?

MH: I am really interested in food security and creating positive change both locally and globally on this front.


MC: What were you working on whilst interning at the Manna Center?

MH: I did international policy research regarding sustainable food systems to determine how Israel is doing compared to other nations, and what practices and policies Israel can adopt in the future.


MC: Any memorable moments from your internship here?

MH: I loved going to Rehovot to present my findings at the Hebrew University campus located there. I also enjoyed touring the Botanical Gardens on campus with the Manna students.


MC: What skills do you feel you have gained from your internship?

MH: I gained research skills and knowledge about food security and sustainable food systems, and what different countries are doing to achieve these goals.


MC: Do you feel your internship supported your career advancement? If so, how?

MH: Yes. This internship gave me a broader use of my registered dietitian skills beyond just clinical. Additionally, as I am staying in Israel, I feel that the contacts I made through this internship were very valuable.


MC: Any other comments?

MH: This is a great, friendly work environment ideal for interns! You will learn a lot and have as much support or independence as you need, and feel like you are doing something valuable. 


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