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.
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.
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.
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.
Jacquie is currently in her 4th year at UVIC, and working towards a Bachelor of Social Work. Her passion and pursuit of social justice has taken her into the social work program, and continues to inform her personal activism. She is interested in local and International Human Rights issues including anti-violence work, women's rights and education, how to be an ally, and building networks and communities that support her vision of inclusion and anti-oppressive practice.