Interns: Meredith Harper

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. 

 

If you, or someone you know would like to intern with us, please get in touch! foodsecurity@tau.ac.il

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