The Kahane Fund supports United Nations-focused programming both in New York and in Los Angeles.

Its flagship program is the unique Kahane Oxy-at-the-U.N. Program. Each fall a select group of Occidental students are awarded the opportunity to move to New York City and intern full time at the United Nations. The program gives students unparalleled access to high-level internships within a variety of United Nations agencies as well as at Country Missions to the United Nations. These individual internships are complemented by academic seminars, a remarkable range of guest speakers and group Task Forces in which students work in teams on specific projects for United Nations clients.

The Kahane Program is equally dedicated to bringing the United Nations to Oxy’s Los Angeles campus. From United Nations Week each February to the Learning about the U.N. through Culture and Cuisine dinner series and a wide variety of on-campus eventsincluding prominent speakers, academic workshops and multi-media presentationsthe Kahane Fund enriches how Occidental students can engage with the United Nations and, more broadly, the global community.

For more information about Kahane-sponsored programming, please explore the links on the sidebar menu. For the student perspective of the program, read blog posts from 2017 and 2019.