Kahane United Nations Program

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

Its flagship program is the unique Kahane Oxy-at-the-U.N. Program. Each fall a select group of Occidental students move to New York City to conduct high-level internships at United Nations agencies, country missions (government offices) and related non-governmental organizations. Placements are complemented by academic seminars which engage a range of distinguished guest speakers.

The Kahane Program is equally dedicated to bringing the United Nations to Oxy’s Los Angeles campus. Each spring United Nations Week includes a wide variety of on-campus eventsincluding prominent speakers, academic workshops and multi-media presentations. The 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, 2019, and 2020.

News: New Director Welcomed

Oxy student Gaea Morales

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would be interning with the United Nations—living and thriving in New York City, working along the political boundaries of Permanent Missions and U.N. agencies through my tasks of coordinating diplomatic training courses, and taking courses in the field of international relations.

Gaea Morales ’18
Kahane UN Program participant

Oxy at the United Nations

A new cohort of Oxy students heads to New York City each fall, interning full-time at United Nations agencies, country missions or UN-focused NGOs. Throughout the semester they shared updates about their professional development.
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