Student Experiences

Generous funding from the Jackson Institute and other Yale sources allowed our M.A. students to pursue a variety of impactful experiences during the summer months.

Student Summer Experiences Figures

Summer 2017

Internship
United Nations Development Programme, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)
New York, NY, USA
Internship
United Nations, Inspection and Evaluation Division for the Office of Internal Oversight Services
New York, NY, USA
Language Study
Arabic
Rabat, Morocco
Internship
World Food Programme, Social Protection Analysis
Rome, Italy
Internship
Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab (DFS Lab) 
Seattle, WA, USA
Internship
United States Government
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
American Chamber of Commerce
Beijing, China
Internship
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime; Renaissance Capital
Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria
Internship
United States, State Department
San Salvador, El Salvador
Language Study
Arabic
Cairo, Egypt
Internship
United Nations Development Programme, Energy and Climate Change Mitigation
New York, NY, USA
Internship
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Washington, DC, USA
Language Study
Spanish
Barcelona, Spain
Research
Democracy Degraded: Lessons From Poland and Central Europe
Hungary and Poland
Internship
Kensho
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Koch Fellow, Independence Institute
Denver, CO, USA
Internship
Ukrainian Parliament: Energy Policy and Green Technologies
Kiev, Ukraine
Internship
Brookings, Center for East Asia Policy Studies
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
McKinsey
Frankfurt, Germany
Internship
Public International Law and Policy Group
Istanbul, Turkey
Internship
Women for Women International
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Colombia-China Chamber of Investment and Commerce
Bogota, Colombia
Research
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Nicaragua
Language Study
Persian
Madison, WI, USA
Research
Leveraging “Soft Law” to Facilitate Legal Remedies to Climate Change in Fiji
Fiji
Internship
Deputy Directorate for Special Operations / Counterterrorism
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre/Norwegian Refugee Council
Abuja, Nigeria

Summer 2016

Internship
McLarty Associates
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Global Heath Leadership Institute Ethiopia, Primary Healthcare
New Haven, CT, USA; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Research
Rights Violations and Empowerment of Indigenous Communities
Lima, Peru
Internship
Gigawatt Global
Jerusalem, Israel
Research
Boko Haram Recruitment Research Project
Abuja, Nigeria
Internship
International Joint Commission
Washington, DC, USA
Language Study
The Chinese Language Institute (CLI)
Guilin, China
Internship
Office of Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Social Impact of a Solar Startup: Developing a Sustainable Research Plan for a Socially-Focused Small Business in Off-Grid Communities in the Philippines
Manila, Philippines
Internship
Change.org
San Francisco, CA, USA
Internship
Accountability Labs
Monrovia, Liberia
Language Study
International Chinese Language Program (ICLP)
Taipei, Taiwan, China
Internship
Links Between Child Labor and Education in the Indian Workforce
India
Internship
United Nations Development Program, ACE Electoral Knowledge Network
New York, NY, USA
Internship
Innovations for Poverty Action, Emergency Cash Transfers
New York, NY, USA
Internship
Polish Humanitarian Action
Kiev, Ukraine
Language Study
Arabic at Qasid Arabic Institute & liwwa
Amman, Jordan
Internship
United Nations Develop Programme in Swaziland
Swaziland
Internship
Banco de México (Mexico’s Central Bank) - Economic Stability Unit
Mexico City, Mexico
Internship
UN Women
New York City, NY, USA
Internship
Links Between Child Labor and Education in the Indian Workforce
India
Internship
United Nations Resident Coordinator Office in Colombia
Colombia
Internship
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gender Review of Mexico
Paris, France
Internship
Dalberg
Johannesburg, South Africa
Research
Breaking the Resource Curse
Finland, Norway, Russia, Sweden
Internship
Office of International Monetary Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Washington, DC, USA
Research
Measure Anti-Corruption: How is it Affecting China’s Economy?
Beijing, China

Summer 2015

Research
Arc of Cooperation: China, Turkey and the Afghan Peace Talks
Afghanistan, China, Turkey, Washington, DC, USA
Internship
APCO Worldwide Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
Internship
The Global Fund
Geneva, Switzerland
Research
U.S. Mission to the African Union
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Research/Internship
Peace for Africa and Economic Development (Kenya); Prologue Strategies, LLC in DC
Kenya, Washington DC, USA
Internship
Espacio Publico
Santiago de Chile
Research
The Hilltop Youth Movement
Israel and Palestine
Internship
Research Intern at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
Washington, DC, USA and Prishtina, Kosovo
Internship
Rosenthal Fellowship, Department of Defense, OSD-Policy, Pakistan Desk
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Transparency International Ukraine
Kiev, Ukraine and Kirovohrad, Ukraine
Internship
Studying: Course at USIP; Internship at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Colombia
Washington DC, USA, and Colombia
Language Study
Light Fellowship
Seoul, South Korea
Internship
Office of the Director for International Affairs
Belize City, Kiev, Berlin
Internship
Morgan Stanley Research Department
New York, NY, USA
Research
CRS- Turkey/Syria Response
Colombo & Jaffna, Sri Lanka Antakya & Reyhanli, Turkey
Internship
UN High Commissioner Office for Human Rights
Bogota, Colombia
Language Study
Kathryn Davis Fellowship Chinese School
Middlebury, Vermont, USA
Internship
UN Development Programme Trinidad and Tobago
Trinidad and Tobago
Internship
Ukrainian Parliament
Kiev, Ukraine
Internship
Embassy of Afghanistan in Vienna
Vienna, Austria
Research
Reporting Trip Along the Ganges: Focus on the Grand Strategy of Food Security in India
India, Bangladesh
Internship
Yale LaunchPAD Business Challenge
Kenya, (Migori, Nairobi and Nakuru)
Research
Research on "Prospects for the Return of Limited Conventional War Between Great Powers"
New Haven, CT, USA Washington, DC, USA Belgium, France, Germany
Internship
UNAIDS
Geneva, Switzerland
Research
Development of an Innovative Holistic Business Model, for a Sustainable Inland Water Solution for Emerging Markets
Germany, Switzerland, France and Israel/West Bank
Internship
World Bank
Burkina Faso
Research
Examining the State of Entrepreneurship and SME Growth in Ghana and Cote D'Ivoire
Accra, Ghana and Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire
Research
Research in Collaboration with the Forest Peoples Program on Community Forest Law
Accra, Ghana and Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Internship
State Department: Bureau of Political Military Affairs PAD (Peace for Africa and Economic Development)
Washington, DC, USA; Nairobi, Kenya
Internship
PILPG
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
United Nations Development Program
New York City, USA, Panama, Colombia, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados

Summer 2014

Internship
Council on Foreign Relations
New York, NY, USA
Internship
United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Bogota, Colombia
Internship
Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services
Rabat, Morocco and New Haven, CT, USA
Internship
McChrystal Group
Washington, DC, USA
Research
Research Project
Turkey and other countries
Internship
Trade & Poverty Project, SA Labour and Department Research Unit, U of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Internship
US Mission to Phnom Penh
Cambodia, Phnom Penh
Research
Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy; APSIA Japan Travel Program for Future Leaders
Greece, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, India and Azerbijan
Internship
UNICEF, the Office of Early Childhood Development
New York, NY, USA
Internship
Tugende, 2014 Summer Fellows Program
Kampala, Uganda
Internship
Opower - Regulatory Analysis and Strategy Intern
Arlington, VA, USA
Internship
Leonie Industries as an Afghan Advisor
Kabul, Afghanistan
Internship
The Rapidan Group
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
DataFirst, Department of Economics, University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Internship
PPG Coatings Co, Ltd - Asia Pacific Strategic Planning and Business Development
Shanghai, China
Research
Independent Research Project
Brazil, States of Alagoas, Piaui, Maranhao, Para, Amazonas and Rondonia
Internship
Office of Senator Wyden
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
INSEAD Business School
Moscow, Russia
Internship
Grant Thornton's Business Advisory Team
Hanoi, Vietnam
Internship
Mercy Corps
Gaziantep and Ankara, Turkey
Internship
OHCHR, Senior Legal Policy Advisor
Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
IFC, Private Equity
Washington, DC, USA
Language Study
Tokyo Sun Advanced Japanese Language Program
Tokyo, Japan
Internship
Office of Senator Carl Levin; Internship: Office of Congressman Jim McDermott
Washington, DC, USA

Summer 2013

Internship
Brookings Institute Saban Center for Middle East Policy
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Newmont Mining Corporation
Denver, CO, USA
Internship
State Department
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
UNESCO
Venice, Italy
Internship
State Department - U.S. Mission to the United Nations
New York City, NY, USA
Research/Internship
Tugende Driven/The Grand Strategy of Foreign Investment in African Nations
Kampala, Uganda
Research/Internship
Board Senior Fellow Internship at the Council on Foreign Relations and Research Assistantship at Columbia University
New York, NY, USA
Research
The Dynamics of Political Development in Post-Revolutionary Egypt
Oxford, UK; Cairo, Egypt
Language Study
Language Study
Madrid, Spain
Research
Transmigrasi Today: Effects and Alternatives to Permanent Migration of Poor from Urban Centers to Less-Populated Regions of Indonesia
Manado, Indonesia; Halmahera, Indonesia
Internship
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Beijing, China
Research
Survey of Elite Political Opinion in the Muslim World
Morocco and Indonesia
Research
Oil and Governance in the Arctic
Alaska, USA; UK: London and Cambridge
Internship
Nesta, Innovation in China
London, UK
Internship
US Department of State Embassy in Kathmandu
Kathmandu, Nepal
Research/Language Study
Language Study and Research on China's Investment in Africa
Guilin, China; Nairobi, Kenya
Internship
CARE International
Orissa, India
Internship
Summer Programme of Hague International Academy of International Law
The Hague, The Netherlands
Internship
Kiva Fellows Program
Nairobi, Kenya
Internship
United States Government
Washington, DC, USA

Summer 2012

Internship
International Crisis Group
Beijing, China
Internship
UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food
Brussels, Belgium
Internship
Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit at the University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Internship
UNCTAD
Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
UNAIDS, Communications Department
Geneva, Switzerland
Internship
Environmental Management and Policy for the Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development Project
Liberia
Internship
IRIS (Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services) Education Department
New Haven, CT, USA
Internship
United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
New York, NY, USA
Internship
NYPD Intelligence Analysis Unit
New York, NY, USA
Internship
EastWest Institute
New York, NY, USA
Internship
United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)
New York, NY, USA
Internship
International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Policy and Planning Group
Ottawa, ON, Canada
Internship
OECD
Paris, France
Internship
Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Pristina, Kosovo
Pristina, Kosovo
Internship
Mercy Corps Agriculture and Youth Employment
Shaartuz, Tajikistan
Internship
Timap for Justice
Sierra Leone
Internship
Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Singapore International Foundation
Singapore
Internship
US Department of State, Embassy of Hanoi, ESTH Portfolio
Vietnam, Hanoi
Internship
Palantir Technologies
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
The Office of Senator Carl Levin and the Office of Senator Joe Lieberman
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the United States/Economic Section
Washington, DC, USA
Research/Internship
Internship with the United States Industry Coalition (USIC); Research: India and China's Energy Security Strategies in Central Asia
Washington, DC, USA; Hong Kong; Almaty, Kazakhstan
Research/Internship
World Bank, PNPM Team; Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting; Selected for Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs trip to Japan
Jakarta, Indonesia; Myanmar; Japan
Research/Language
Innovations for Poverty Action Internship and Independent Research in Liberia, Sri Lanka, and Ghana - Internship and Research Research on Partnership for Peace Consortium: Promoting Security and Stability in the South Causasus and Central Asia; Spanish at Yale
Monrovia, Liberia; Accra, Ghana; Colombo, Sri Lanka
Research/Language
Research on Partnership for Peace Consortium: Promoting Security and Stability in the South Causasus and Central Asia; Spanish at Yale
Tbilisi, Georgia; New Haven, CT
Research/Internship
Internships and Research with WARECOD (Hanoi Based NGO), River Siam (Chiang Mai Based NGO); Selected for Association of Professional Schools in International Affairs Trip to Japan
Vietnam, Thailand, Japan
Language
Private Tutoring in Turkey and Derzhavin Institute Language School in Russia
Turkey and Russia
Research/Language
Trade, Energy, and Regionalization in Turkish Foreign Policy
Ankara, Turkey
Research
Nonviolent Peace Movement in the West Bank and Gaza
Israel; West Bank; Gaza Strip
Research
International Journalism from the Vantage Point of Istanbul
Istanbul, Turkey
Research
Aid-Funded Development Initiatives and Prospects for Peace in South Sudan
Juba, South Sudan
Research
Preparing for Security in Post-Reunified Korea
New Haven, CT, USA
Research
North Korean Refugee Attitudes Toward USA
South Korea