Jasmina Popin, a consultant for the U.N. Industrial Development Organization, began her career with the U.N. in 2007. She was accepted in a three-month internship at the U.N. Development Program’s office in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
But it took Popin two years from speaking with someone about the internship before landing the assignment. Unlike some, she was not intimidated with the idea of proactively approaching the global organization.
“I originally come from the region, and during my visit to Bosnia in 2005, I was in Srebrenica,” Popin recalled. “I saw the UNDP office and walked inside to inquire in person about the opportunities of doing an internship once I commenced my postgraduate studies.”