With CAPI from July, 2007 - January, 2008
Accreditations: BA (McGill), MA (York)
Peter Rosenbluth worked as the Program Officer ‐ Community‐Based Conservation with the Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD) in Hanoi, Vietnam, as part of CAPI's 2007-08 Internship Program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Peter is a graduate of York University’s Masters in Environmental Studies Program, with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sciences from McGill University.
Since finishing his placement Peter has remained in close contact with MCD. He is currently putting his networking skills (honed during his placement) to use as the coordinator of a Northern Ontario wide project focused on building relationships, leadership and capacity amongst northern grassroots environmental groups. He also sits on an advisory committee to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and works as a freelance grant writing consultant to Lakehead University. Although Peter has finally tamed the addiction to MSG he acquired from Vietnamese cuisine, he remains infected with a nostalgia and craving for return that are not as easily mastered.
In describing his CAPI placement Peter said:
"I know these internships are about different things to different people, but that at their core they are supposed to set people up in conditions where they can build career skills and networks, contribute to some of the better "development work" that is going on around the world, and do some self-exploration. My placement was right on the mark for me in each of these three respects. I knew that the match with MCD was going to be a good one common interests-wise and it didn't let me down. If I could have planned a seven month career development project of my own, it wouldn't have been much dfifferent from the kinds of things I've been allowed to do here. It really was a tailor made career experience that I hope will give me a foot in the door for more of the same...a fantastic experience all in all."
Listen to an interview with Peter about his CAPI internship experience and what he's been doing since his placement.