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IPG supports internship with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Regan Price
Photo Credit: Regan Price

Regan Price recently completed a six month internship with the United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government in New York, NY and is a recent graduate of the Virginia Tech Master of Public Administration Program (May ’22). The Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (IPG) provided funding for Ms. Price to undertake the internship. As a result of this partnership, Ms. Price wrote a policy brief entitled, “Furthering the targets of SDG5 on gender equality through building strong public institutions and strengthening collaboration,” alongside senior staff members of the United Nations and in collaboration with Dr. Max Stephenson, Director, and Mary Beth Dunkenberger, Associate Director, of VTIPG. In the spirit of Virginia Tech’s motto Ut prosim, “that I may serve,” the policy brief provides information about the role of policymakers, the public and market sectors and civil society in furthering Sustainable Development Goal 5 targets (SDG5 - gender equality). As such, it examines the role of strengthened government accountability and transparency, improved public service delivery and collaboration and enhanced public institution gender-responsiveness to address gender inequality across the world, in the context of pressing and complex global, national and local challenges.

Ms. Price has accepted employment as a Senior Project Coordinator with the International Development Group LLC, a DC-based consulting firm that implements a variety of USAID projects. She attributes this opportunity to her internship experience.

Congratulations, Regan!

For further inquires please contact Billy Parvatam.