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Vivian Cherman Mendlowicz, 24, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro, BA in Business Administration
Track: WUJS Intern Tel-Aviv
Internship: APCO Worldwide
APCO Worldwide is a public relations firm that specializes in corporate, investor and internal communication along with crisis management, litigation communication, media relations and market research. Former Israeli ambassador, Itamar Rabinovich is a member of the Israel branch. Here he specializes in business diplomacy, crisis management, and policy research & analysis. APCO Worldwide
How did you hear about this WUJS Israel program?
In a lecture about MASA programs at the Hillel House in Rio de Janeiro.
Find out more @ Masa: WUJS Intern Tel Aviv
What responsibilities will you have during this internship?
Before I came here I was working at a company in Brazil called VALE, doing procurement and logistics for the aluminum department. With this placement at APCO, I will be helping out with ongoing consulting projects.
What are your goals for this internship program?
From this experience, I hope to get hebrew, consulting, traveling and life experience.
Have you had any difficulty settling in?
Well, I spent 15 minutes trying to figure out which bottle was laundry detergent and which was fabric softer. Buying cheese has also been a very frustrating experience. I haven't got lost yet, thanks to my AM:PM map that I carry around everywhere!
What did your friends say when you told them your plan to come to Israel?
"What?! Israel?!", "Are you getting married and never coming back...?",