UVU has been asked to provide an intern for the Czech Republic as the country assumes the rotating European Union (EU) presidency in January 2009.

Martin Palou_, Czech Ambassador to the United Nations, requested the intern through the UVU Office of International Affairs and Diplomacy, which hosted him on campus last March.

“This request speaks well of the university and our students,” said Rusty Butler, associate vice president for international affairs and diplomacy. “When Mr. Palou_ lectured on the UVU campus, he was extremely impressed by our students’ maturity and international savvy.”

The intern will work with Palou_ and his staff along with other EU missions at the United Nations during the six-month term of the Czech Republic’s EU presidency. The internship will be from January to June 2009 and will be stationed at the Czech Republic Mission in NY.

The internship is being operated through UVU’s internship services. Interested students can contact Marsha Haynes, director of internship services, at (801) 863-6004 or [email protected] The application deadline is early October.