On June 22, 2016, a 2010-2012 English Access Micro-scholarship (Access) Program alumna Oyunpurev Saikhanbayar started a three-month internship at the Ministry of Environment, Green Development and Tourism of Mongolia through the U.S. Embassy’s brand-new Access Internship Program.
The U.S. Embassy and the Mongolian Association of State Alumni (MASA) launched the Access Internship Program for Access alumni, and within the framework of this internship, nine outstanding alumni were matched with mid-career professional mentors, who are alumni of other U.S. Department of State exchange programs, such as Fulbright and Humphrey.
Working under the mentorship of an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumnus and a senior officer at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Management, Ms. Jargalsaikhan, Oyunpurev is gaining office skills and working to improve her translating skills. On her experience, Oyunpurev shared, “I’m happy to gain office experience and my mentor is always there to help me. Through this experience, I was able to redefine my professional goal of becoming a translator.”