CAPI's 2011-12 International Internship Program is please to announce that we be offering six placements funded by CIDA through the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada's Students for Development (SFD) Program. There will be two sets of three, six month placements, starting in January and June 2012. Interns in these placements will be working on issues of migration and development in Bangladesh and the Philippines.
To find out more about what our interns have done in the field, or to read updates from past interns, please visit our Intern Blog.
Natalia Yang has a BA in Sociology with a concentration in Social Justice. She is currently working towards her MA in Dispute Resolution. She has a keen interest in developing creative and collaborative strategies of engaging the community in key social justice issues, particularly access to justice for migrant populations. She is extremely excited and grateful to be part of the CAPI team and to begin her journey of exploration and learning with RMMRU in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Sonia is currently working on her MA in Dispute Resolution. She holds a Bachelor of the Art's focused on International Development and Social Anthropology from the University of Guelph. Sonia is passionate about understanding social justice issues from a critical theory, feminist and anti-oppression perspective by looking at the intersection of power, access to justice, gender, sexuality, development, and human rights. She is grateful and excited to be an intern with PRIA.
Jamie has a BA in Sociology from SFU and is currently a law student with a passion for bridging the worlds of community development and public policy. Her years as a grassroots activist have instilled in her a commitment to network building, leadership development, and collaborative problem-solving. She is looking forward to expanding upon her experience in research and capacity building during her time with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) in New Delhi.
Elena Lopez is currently working towards her BA in Political Science with a minor in Applied Ethics at the University of Victoria. She has a deeply rooted interest in migration, which has spurred her to write her Honours thesis on the experiences of Filipina migrant workers. She is looking forward to the opportunity to work with the Centre for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) in Quezon City, Philippines, as a Program Assistant.
Cassana is currently working towards a BA in Political Science and Social Justice at the University of Victoria. She has a passion and strong commitment to international development and holds specific interests in human, women's and migrant rights.
Cassana will be working as a Program Assistant with the Centre for Migrant Advocacy (CMA) for 6 months in Quezon City, Philippines.
Victor Huynh is from Vancouver, BC and holds BA in Geography with a specialization in urban planning and development from Simon Fraser University. After a series of volunteer and work placements in areas of social justice, he is now a student in the School of Social Work at the University of Victoria.
Marguerite Heyns is a fourth year biology student with a passion for human rights and advocacy work. During her time at the University of Victoria she has facilitated and participated in a variety of community programs that promote inclusivity and social change. Specifically, Marguerite is interested in HIV/AIDS awareness, facilitating access to rights, creating inclusive spaces, and initiating constructive dialogue.
Christine Galipeau is currently working towards a BA in Political Science and has a keen interest in matters of human rights and social justice. Her passion lies in finding constructive ways to represent marginalized groups and believes that the power of dialogue and civic engagement can have transformative effects in society. Christine will be working as a Program Assistant with WARBE for a 6 month internship in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Harrison Ellis is a currently majoring in Political Science at UVic. The opportunity to work with Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) in Quezon City, Philippines as a Program Assistant has sparked a fascination with migration and migrant workers' rights. He is interested in developing policy alternatives from the rights based model that will contribute to social change. He is grateful and excited to have accepted the internship with MFA!
Cory is currently working towards her degree in Political Science and Public Administration at UVic with a focus on gender and development.
Cory will be working as a Program Assistant with Migrant Forum in Aisa (MFA) in Quezon City, Philippines from June to December 2013.
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