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 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 2018 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

Paloma Nikolic

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