Welcome to Our Pomona College Interns
| Intern Qingjie ‘Bob' Zeng
For nine years, your Pomona Valley UNA-USA chapter has worked with the Pomona College Internship Program (PCIP) to place Pomona students into meaningful work for human rights, peace, and international understanding. Many of you know the excellent work these interns do to make our events more meaningful to our college community and to bring a youth perspective to our chapter. Our Katie Gerecke initiated the partnership with PCIP and we have all benefitted.
Pomona Valley UNA-USA
Intern Qingjie ‘Bob' Zeng
Hello! My name is Bob Zeng. I am currently a junior at Pomona College majoring in International Relations and potentially minoring in Economics and Spanish.
I hail from Foshan, China (hometown of Bruce Lee!) and embarked on my study abroad journey in the U.S. five years ago. I am a native speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin, and I started learning Spanish in college. I am particularly passionate about the regions of Latin America and East Asia. I am interested in learning about the cultural and economic ties between the two regions as well as Chinese immigrants' settlements in Latin America. This past summer, I interned at the UNAIDS Regional Office for Latin America in Panama City for two months. My work was in the Community Mobilization and Networking sector and entailed researching AIDS epidemic de-stigmatization, preparing briefing books for the UNAIDS High-Level Meeting, and documenting our good will ambassador's visit to government ministries and local AIDS shelters. In addition, I participated in the UNA Leadership Summit this summer and had the opportunity to advocate for the UN agenda at Congress. These experiences have provided me insights into the importance of UN's work and inspired me to contribute to the meaningful cause of making the world a better place.
On campus, I work as a program assistant at the Office of International Initiatives, a Language Partner at the Foreign Language Resource Center, and a student driver/event support at the International Place. I am also a member of the Ballroom Dance Company and enjoy doing photography in my free time. I look forward to a fulfilling semester interning at UNA and learning alongside everyone!
— Qingjie ‘Bob' Zeng