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July 9, 2013

QF Announces Winners Of The Economist Group’s Internship Program

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Qatar Foundation and The Economist Group (TEG) have revealed the names of the six exceptional students who topped a nation-wide competition to join a prestigious internship program at TEG’s offices in New York City.

The winners are Maha Al-Meer from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Hamad Al-Naimi from Qatar University, as well as Rouda Alobaid, Asmaa Fikree, Fahad Alkhater, and Natalie Diong from Georgetown University – School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

The students were chosen among hundreds of university applicants for their outstanding ability to ’think outside the box‘ and to present a winning argument in an engaging and analytical format. They will begin their three-week internship program, entitled ‘Education Connections’, on 10 August, with the primary aim of gaining practical work experience with one of the world’s leading media groups.

With the assistance of TEG’s event programming division, the interns will benefit from a comprehensive program that will enable them to get involved in all aspects of media and event management. They will be offered the valuable opportunity to assist on a variety of tasks, including production of written pieces, research, as well as the creation of event agendas, speaker selection, and social media activities.

Rashed Al-Qurese, Qatar Foundation’s Deputy Director of Communication, congratulated the students on their excellence and highlighted the importance of making the most of the opportunity to work alongside experts in the field of media and event management.

He said, “Qatar Foundation seeks to provide the best vocational training for students in collaboration with reputable institutions across the world. This is in keeping with our ongoing efforts to achieve our organization’s mission by fostering and enhancing the abilities of all students, sharpening their skills, and providing them with the necessary expertise to play a leading role in fulfilling the goals of Qatar’s National Vision 2030.”

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