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Former Interns

Want to get a first-hand account of what it is like to work with a Nobel laureate?  How do you prepare to work at bustling UN Headquarters in New York, or in a rural village in Uganda? Curious about what it’s like to live in Nicaragua? Or France? Or maybe even Venice or Hanoi?

As you consider interning abroad, your peers are an important source of insights. While current position descriptions and guidance from the McCulloch Center will be essential, former interns can provide valuable perspectives from direct experience.

Photo of 2014 Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa interns with internship mentor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Leymah Gbowee

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa interns with internship mentor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Leymah Gbowee.

Diane Kim

Research Institute for Asian Women Editing Intern in Seoul, Korea

Photo of Diane Kim

“My internship exceeded all of my expectations. It advanced my understanding of gender studies and has exposed me to the world of the publishing industry – editing, revising, drafting, working with faculty and independent scholars. I've learned how to work in a professional setting and to value learning that takes place outside the classroom.”

For accounts of other former interns visit the McCulloch Center blog. To receive updates on the MHC-IIP, please follow us on Facebook. For questions, contact Kirk Lange, Director of International Experiential Learning.

Please Note: Students can not apply to these internships by directly communicating with the host organization.

Here you will find names of former MHC IIP interns as well as the organization and location of their internship listed underneath the corresponding year.

 

Organization Name Intern Name Class Year Location
African Women's Development Fund Sabine Afodanyi 2020 Accra, Ghana
Tokyo Woman's Christian University Dure Ahmed 2020 Tokyo, Japan
Kopernik Falguni Basnet 2021 Ubud, Indonesia
Ca' Foscari University (Center for the Humanities and Social Change) Anna Baynton 2021 Venice, Italy
LIFE Monteverde Deena Blum 2020 Canitas, Costa Rica
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Liz Brown 2020 Monrovia, Liberia
German Marshall Fund Nora Cyra 2021 Brussels, Belgium
Booksie (Engaging Ghana Program) Shauna Harrison 2020 Accra, Ghana
Kopernik Huishan Kathy Hu 2020 Ubud, Indonesia
Tokyo Woman's Christian University Melissa Johnson 2020 Tokyo, Japan
Seven 7Ventures/SSSA (Engaging Ghana Program) Kay Klo 2020 Kasoa, Ghana
Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice. (Engaging Ghana Program) Journey Martin 2021 Cape Coast, Ghana
Miasha Nzuri (Independent Lynk Project) Lerato Mashale 2020 Johannesburg, South Africa
Ca'Foscari University (International Office) Paige McCoy 2020 Venice, Italy
CISabroad Emy McLaughlin 2020 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Celebrating Our Voices (Independent Lynk Project) Tumi Moloto 2020 Johannesburg, South Africa
The Gioi Publishers An Nguyen 2021 Hanoi, Vietnam
UNICEF Lilydahn Stewart 2020 New York, US
Seven 7Ventures/SSSA (Engaging Ghana Program) Mikayla Stone 2021 Kasoa, Ghana
Period Poverty in Kenya (Independent Lynk Project) Tess Tuitoek 2021 Mugurin Reserve, Kenya
UNICEF Fangqian Xu 2020 New York, US
CISabroad Xin Yu Zhang 2020 Northampton, US

Organization Name Intern Name Class Location
African Women's Development Fund Anin-Yeboah, Obaa Yaa (Aninwaa) 2019 Accra, Ghana
Aktivera Idroos, Fatimah (Marihah) 2019 Madrid, Spain
Ca'Foscari Martin, Kalea 2019 Venice, Italy
Ca'Foscari University Rodriguez, Michelle 2019 Venice, Italy
Center for Science and Environment Sachidanand, Tanishka 2019 New Delhi, India
CISabroad Argentina Hernandez, Andrea 2019 Buenos Aires, Argentina
CISabroad Italy Nguyen, Linh 2019 CISabroad Italy
DAAD RISE Fearon, Julia 2019 Munich, Germany
Fulbright Commission Painting, Sarah 2020 Brussels, Belgium
German Marshall Fund Czejdo, Izabella 2020 Brussels, Belgium
Hamon Asset Management Hua, Chuyao (Chelsea) 2019 Hong Kong (SAR), China
Hamon Asset Management Qi, Yingyuan 2019 Hong Kong (SAR), China
Hamon Asset Management Zhang, Chuhe (Evelyn) 2020 Hong Kong (SAR), China
Heriot-Watt University Nault, Emilyann 2019 Edinburgh, Scotland
Kopernik O'Donnel, Davan 2019 Ubud, Indonesia
Monteverde Institute Fulshaw, Kathryn (Kate) 2019 Monteverde, Costa Rica
Naad Sangeet Pathshala Music School Joshi, Shataaxi 2019 Kathmandu, Nepal
Nkwa Foundation Franklin, Nyasha 2019 Cape Coast, Ghana
Terevaka Archaeological Outreach Hancock, Erin 2020 Rapa Nui, Chile
Terevaka Archaeological Outreach Jacobs, Sophia (Sophie) 2020 Rapa Nui, Chile
Terevaka Archaeological Outreach Quintero, Bianca 2019 Rapa Nui, Chile
Terevaka Archaeological Outreach Walsh, Mary (Molly) 2019 Rapa Nui, Chile
Tokyo Woman's Christian University dinh, ren 2019 Tokyo, Japan
UNICEF Rajouria, Aryaa 2019 New York, New York
UNICEF Yahzid, Donari 2019 New York, New York
Vietnam Women's Museum McDonald-Newman, Serena 2020 Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam Women's Publishing House Clapp-Clark, Serena 2019 Hanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam Women's Publishing House Tran, Ngan 2021 Hanoi, Vietnam
Vision for Youth Jiang, Tianxin (Rosamonde) 2020 Arusha, Tanzania
Vision for Youth Thuita (Mwangi), Mendi 2019 Arusha, Tanzania

Organization Intern Name Class Location
DAAD RISE Eeman Abbasi 2019 Germany
German Marshall Fund Syed Rida Alam 2019 Belgium
Podcasts for Peace Zashira Arias 2019 Nicaragua
CIRCLE Tooba Baig 2018 Pakistan
WWF-Beijing Emily Anglee Chang 2018 China
Home Intercultural Learning Rachel Dennis 2019 Argentina
Lyndsey Ingram Gallery Ellena Dolan 2018 UK
Ca'Foscari University of Venice Claudia Espinosa 2018 Italy
CISabroad - Florence, Italy Kimberly Foreiter 2019 Italy
Ca'Foscari University of Venice Virginia Guerra 2019 Italy
DAAD RISE Xijie Guo 2019 Germany
The Gioi Publishing Miralva Gusmao 2019 Vietnam
Hamon Asset Management Haojie (Joanna) Jiao 2018 China (Hong Kong)
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Javeria Kella 2019 Liberia
Ville de Chantilly Jasmine Keuter 2018 France
Fulbright Commission Brussels Elisabeth Lee 2018 Belgium
DAAD RISE Muyuan Li 2018 Germany
Tokyo Women's Christian University Casey Linenberg 2019 Japan
CISabroad - Rome, Italy Marianna Maddock 2018 Italy
CIRCLE Anisha Pai 2019 Pakistan
Tokyo Women's Christian University Nicole Pelletier 2018 Japan
Podcasts for Peace Vanessa Rodriguez 2018 Nicaragua
International Center-VVAF Ruth Sangree 2018 Vietnam
Fulbright Commission Brussels Upasana Sharma 2018 Belgium
Home Intercultural Learning Alissa Smith 2019 Argentina
International Foundation for Electoral Systems Minahil Tauseef 2019 Washington, DC
Hamon Asset Management Zitong (DingDang) Wang 2019 China (Hong Kong)
WWF-Beijing Anran Wang 2019 China
Home Intercultural Learning Autumn Welch 2018 Argentina
UNICEF NY Sarzah Yeasmin 2017(Dec) New York, NY
Doric Capital Vincy (Wenxin) Yu 2018 China (Hong Kong)

Organization Intern Name Class Location
Ca'Foscari University Lia Kapanadze 2017 Venice, Italy
Chateau de Chantilly Sabrina Smith 2017 Chantilly, France
DAAD – Research in Science and Engineering Cheng Yin Eng 2017 Germany
DAAD – Research in Science and Engineering Katherine Shaw 2017 Germany
Fulbright Commission Tram Bao Nham 2018 Brussels, Belgium
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Korantema Damptey 2017 Monrovia, Liberia
German Marshall Fund of the US Emma Tulley 2017 Brussels, Belgium
Global Ambassador Annys Bai 2017 Yekaterinberg, Russia
Hamon Asset Management Xinru Qin 2018 Hong Kong (SAR), China
Hamon Asset Management Jiamin (Carolyn) Tan 2017 Hong Kong (SAR), China
Home Intercultural Learning Anushree Bhattia 2018 La Plata, Argentina
Home Intercultural Learning Sabrina Im 2018 La Plata, Argentina
International Center-VVAF Shanae McDonald 2017 Hanoi, Vietnam
Podcasts for Peace Loukia Polychroniadou 2017 Managua, Nicaragua
Podcasts for Peace Rosalyn Leban 2018 Managua, Nicaragua
Spanish Studies Abroad Linnan Lin 2017 Seville, Spain
Terevaka Archeological Outreach Nicole Villacres 2017 Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile
Tokyo Woman’s Christian University Kayla Tawa 2018 Tokyo, Japan
UNICEF – East Asia and Pacific Regional Office Anika Shorna 2018 Bangkok, Thailand
UNICEF – Headquarters (Policy Advocacy and Advisory Unit) Julia Worcester 2017 New York, NY, US
UNICEF – Headquarters (Policy Advocacy and Advisory Unit) Zainab Amjad 2017 New York, NY, US
Under the Mango Tree Uulen Bayanmunkh 2017 Mumbai, India
Under the Mango Tree Weiqiu Song 2017 Mumbai, India
WWF Yoojin Kwon 2018 Beijing, China
WWF Zhixin (Athena) Liu 2018 Beijing, China

Organization Intern Name Class Location
African Women’s Rural University Lianne Rhule 2016 Kagadi, Uganda
Ca'Foscari University Stephanie Corrales 2016 Venice, Italy
Chateau de Chantilly Amira Garen 2016 Chantilly, France
DAAD – Research in Science and Engineering Malosree Maitra 2016 Berlin, Germany
Fulbright Commission Lan Ha 2017 Brussels, Belgium
Global Ambassador An Tran 2017 Yekaterinberg, Russia
German Marshall Fund of the US Sidonie Le Youdec 2017 Brussels, Belgium
Hamon Asset Management Yiqiao Chen 2016 Hong Kong (SAR), China
Hamon Asset Management Annetta Li 2016 Hong Kong (SAR), China
Home Intercultural Learning Kashfi Ahmed 2016 La Plata, Argentina
Home Intercultural Learning Maura Anderson 2017 La Plata, Argentina
Hurtado University Christine Harding 2016 Santiago, Chile
Hurtado University Tessa Burke 2017 Santiago, Chile
Kopernik Ly Harriet Bui 2016 Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Kopernik Tam Tran The 2017 Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Partners in Health/Socios en Salud Shannon McCarley 2017 Lima, Peru
Podcasts for Peace Melina Baron-Deutsch 2016 Managua, Nicaragua
Podcasts for Peace Subira Popenoe 2016 Managua, Nicaragua
Rome SAE Kelly Landaverde 2017 Rome, Italy
Sesame School Sophie Nguyen 2017 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sesame School Duy Tien (Danielle) Pham 2017 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Sims Reed Gallery Julia Spector 2016 London, England
Spanish Studies Abroad Kelsey Price 2016 Seville, Spain
Terevaka Archeological Outreach Julia Godinez 2016 Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile
Terevaka Archeological Outreach Erin Mullin 2017 Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile
Tokyo Woman’s Christian University Erin Hutchinson 2017 Tokyo, Japan
UNICEF – East Asia and Pacific Regional Office Thu Tran 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
UNICEF – Headquarters (Child Poverty and Social Protection Unit) Mahnoor Malik 2017 New York, NY, US
UNICEF – Headquarters (Policy Advocacy and Advisory Unit) Rebecca Onyango 2017 New York, NY, US
UNICEF – Headquarters (Policy Advocacy and Advisory Unit) Linda Xu 2016 New York, NY, US
UNICEF – Vietnam Chrislyn Laurore 2016 Hanoi, Vietnam
UNICEF – Vietnam Alizeh Zaman 2016 Hanoi, Vietnam
Under the Mango Tree Carly Forcade 2017 Mumbai, India
Under the Mango Tree Olivia Vicioso 2016 Mumbai, India

Organization Intern Name Class Location
APWINC Iskra Batista Poblete 2015 S. Korea
Ca'Foscari University Schuyler Cowan 2015 Italy
Ca'Foscari University Sarah Martin 2015 Italy
CC-CS/Spanish Studies Abroad Amelia Neumayer 2016 Spain
Chateau de Chantilly Julisa Campbell 2015 France
Chateau de Chantilly Ava Gurekian 2015 France
Center for Science and Environment Garima Batra 2015 India
DAAD/RISE Program Sharma Bhanushee 2015 Germany
DAAD/RISE Program Ha Dang 2016 Germany
Diguang Electronics Mengtian Guo 2015 China
Embark Energy Eskedar Gessesse 2015 Tanzania
Embark Energy Norma Shindika 2016 Tanzania
Fulbright Commission Hannah Falvey 2015 Belgium
Fulbright Commission Ekaterina (Katya) Korotaeva 2016 Belgium
German Marshall Fund Merita Salihu 2015 Belgium
Global Ambassador Daria (Dasha) Bazueva 2016 Russia
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) Gabrielle Barnett 2015 Liberia
GPFA Emma Murphy 2015 Liberia
GPFA Moreen Tonny 2015 Liberia
GPFA Wenna Yang 2016 Liberia
Gbowee Peace Foundation - US Marilyn Quaidoo 2016 US (NY)
HK Committee for UNICEF Madinatou Diallo 2015 China (HK SAR)
Home Intercultural Learning Amber Fletcher 2015 Argentina
Home Intercultural Learning Andrea Gutierrez FP Argentina
Hurtado University Paige Schonher 2015 Chile
International Foundation for Electoral Systems Abby Wise 2015 US (DC)
Kopernik Tracy Zisiga Mukulu 2015 Indonesia
Kopernik Namuun Purevdorj 2014 (Dec) Indonesia
PANGEA Bharati Manandhar 2015 Belgium
Podcasts for Peace Amanda Benson FP Nicaragua
Podcasts for Peace Tiane Kneerim 2015 Nicaragua
Podcasts for Peace Amber Orzel 2015 Nicaragua
Podcasts for Peace Obdulia Valle 2015 Nicaragua
Sims Reed Gallery Olivia (Livi) Lichens 2015 England
Sookmyung Women's University Gabrielle Lachtrup 2016 S. Korea
Sookmyung Women's University Hyeonjin (Jenna) Park 2015 S. Korea
Straight Talk Foundation Esther (Ariel) Hayat 2015 Uganda
Terevaka Archeological Outreach Kelsey Briggs 2015 Chile (Rapa Nui)
Terevaka Archeological Outreach Rocio Ramirez 2015 Chile (Rapa Nui)
Tokyo Woman's Christian University Pavlina Lejskova 2015 Japan
UNICEF (EAPRO) Meara Algama 2015 Thailand
UNICEF (EAPRO) Zisang (Cleo) Yang 2014 (Dec) Thailand
UNICEF (Policy Advocacy and Advisory Unit) Binderiya Byambasuren 2015 US (NY)
UNICEF (Child Poverty & Social Protection Unit) Alia Essak 2016 US (NY)
UNICEF (Policy Advocacy and Advisory Unit) Tapas Kulkarni 2015 US (NY)
UNICEF (Vietnam) Van Nguyen 2015 Vietnam
UNICEF (Vietnam) Ly Cam Nguyen 2015 Vietnam
Under the Mango Tree (UTMT) Elizabeth (Lizzy) Peake 2015 India – Bhopal
UTMT Phyu-Sin-Lin Than 2015 India – Mumbai
VVAF Ngan (Brooke) Huynh 2015 Vietnam

Student Name Internship Class Location
Awo Agyapong Straight Talk Foundation 2015 Kampala, Uganda
Alessandra Baffa Ca'Foscari University 2014 Venice, Italy
Patricia Anne Baron Fulbright Commission 2014 Brussels, Belgium
Prarthana Bhattarai Embark Energy 2015 Arusha, Tanzania
Elysia Chandler Center for Cross-Cultural Studies 2014 Seville, Spain
Gabriella Crimi Under the Mango Tree 2015 Mumbai, India
Nell Crumbley Center for Social Sciences 2014 Tbilisi, Georgia
Anishka De Zylva Center for Science and Environment 2014 New Delhi, India
Sara Ellis University Alberto Hurtado 2014 Santiago, Chile
Amal Fahem Chateau de Chantilly 2014 Chantilly, France
Gabrielle Gutierrez Tokyo Woman’s Christian University 2015 Tokyo, Japan
Maggie Jacobi Straight Talk Foundation 2015 Gulu, Uganda
Giovanna Jaquiss UNICEF FP Panama City, Panama
Linh Le Under the Mango Tree 2014 Mumbai, India
Dalin Liu NBC News 2014 Beijing, China
Yuxiao Liu UNICEF 2014 Bangkok, Thailand
Shaheen Madraswala UNICEF 2014 New York, New York
Tebo Molosiwa Embark Energy 2014 Distributed Office, US
Deidre Murphy READ Bhutan FP Thimpu, Bhutan
Stephanie Nguyen International Center/VVAF FP Ha Noi, Viet Nam

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Chateau de Chantilly 2014 Chantilly, France
Emily Oxford Sookmyung Women’s University 2015 Seoul, South Korea
Anarkalee Perera International Foundation for Electoral Systems 2014 Washington, DC
Nancy Pohl Socios en Salud 2014 Lima, Peru
Judy Qiu UNICEF 2014 Bangkok, Thailand
Angelica Rios Socios en Salud 2014  
Yixue Shao Edelman Public Relations 2014 Shanghai, China
Raquel Silva African Women’s Development Fund 2014 Accra, Ghana
Billie Stirewalt Center for Social Sciences 2014 Tbilisi, Georgia
Syeda Nazifa Tasnim UNICEF 2014 New York, New York
Ami Terachi READ Bhutan 2014 Thimpu, Bhutan
Emily Whitney Chateau de Chantilly 2014 Chantilly, France
Anusha Yadav Home Intercultural Learning 2014 La Plata, Argentina
Yeareen Yun Hong Kong Committee for UNICEF 2014 Hong Kong
Nan Zhu Embark Energy 2014 Distributed Office, US

Student Name Class Internship Location
Minuri Amarasuriya 2013 China Economic Review Shanghai, China
Sara Amjad 2013 The International Center/Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Anne Gabrielle Boucher 2013 Fulbright Commission Brussels, Belgium
Yucheng Chen 2013 UNICEF Headquarters New York, United States
Erin Christie 2013 Socios en Salud Lima, Peru
McKenzie Conner 2013 Chateau de Chantilly Chantilly, France
Kathryn Cooper 2013 Home Intercultural Learning La Plata, Argentina
Nhung Doan 2013 Bates Vietnam Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
Clare Guarin 2013 Center for Cross-Cultural Study Seville, Spain
Linnea Johnson 2013 Diguang Electronics Shenzhen, China
Tolulope Kehinde 2013 Straight Talk Foundation Gulu, Uganda
Cheong Ah Kim 2013 UNICEF Bangkok, Thailand
Audrey Maney 2014 Chateau de Chantilly Chantilly, France
Kristina Millus 2013 Socios en Salud Lima, Peru
Caledonia Moore 2014 Socios en Salud Lima, Peru
Danashree Patil 2013 Under the Mango Tree Mumbai, India
Jiayi Qian 2013 BancoEstado MicroEmpresas Santiago, Chile
Sarah Racicot 2013 Thế Giới Publishers Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Ji Sung Rhyu 2013 Sookmyung Women’s University Seoul, South Korea
Ishani Shrestha 2013 UNICEF Headquarters New York, United States
Diana Stanescu 2013 Tokyo Woman’s Christian University Tokyo, Japan
Xiaoxu Wang 2013 Edelman Public Relation Beijing, China
Sung Hui Yang 2014 Centre for Science and Environment New Delhi, India
Tianzhou Ye 2013 NBC International Beijing, China
Shannon Yoshikawa 2013 Global Ambassador Yekaterinburg, Russia
Laura Zenteno 2013 Home Intercultural Learning La Plata, Argentina
Xueqing Zhao 2013 UNICEF Bangkok, Thailand