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.

2020 has been an unprecedented year.  Due to COVID-19, Jackson graduate students have had to conduct all summer 2020 internships and research projects remotely.  Despite the challenges, our students found meaningful opportunities to develop professionally.  Please see below the list of summer experiences.

Summer 2020

Internship
Barcelona Centre for International Affairs
Internship and Resarch
Total Impact Capital; Macroprudential Policy textbook research with Sigridur Benediktsdottir
Internship
Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)
Internship
United Nations Development Programme - Colombia
Internship
Miburo Solutions
Internship
International Committee of the Red Cross, Data Protection
Internship
United Nations Development Programme - Georgia
Internship
Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Internship
Internship with the Lobo Institute; Research for Asha Rangappa on her book project: Infrastructure of the Con; Foreign Policy Research Institute National Security Program
Internship
Information Society Project
Internship
ICRC Data Protection Office
Internship
UNHCR: State of the World's Forcibly Displaced
Internship
United Nations, Executive Office of the Secretary General
Internship
Village Capital
Internship
WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Internship
World Bank, Health, Nutrition and Population
Internship
Institute for State Effectiveness
Internship
Institute for State Effectiveness, State of the State Initiative
Internship
New Markets Lab
Internship
Strider Technologies
Internship
US Department of Labor, Bureau of International Labor Affairs
Internship
World Bank, Disaster Risk Management Team
Internship
United Nations: International Organization for Migration: Displacement Tracking Matrix
Internship
Good Society Forum
Internship
Environmental Justice and Health Initiative Summer Research—Mapping Environmental Justice in New Haven with Amity Doolittle; ICRC Data Protection Office
Internship
UNCTAD
Internship
USAID, Development Innovation Ventures, Global Development Lab
Research
Affective Dynamics, Social Media, and Russian Active Measures: A Study of the 2020 US Election with Claire York (International Security Studies and Jackson)
Research
Environmental Justice and Health Initiative Summer Research—Mapping Environmental Justice in New Haven with Amity Doolittle (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies)
Research
International Migration Trends with Gerald Jaynes (Economics and African-American Studies)
Research
Kanichi Asakawa, the first Japanese Yale professor, with Daniel Botsman (History)
Research
Macroprudential Policy with Sigridur Benediktsdottir (Jackson)
Research
Research for Asha Rangappa (Jackson) on her book project: Infrastructure of the Con
Research
The Vanishing: The Twilight of Christianity in the Middle East with Senior Fellow Janine di Giovanni (Jackson)

Summer 2019

Internship
West Africa Vocational Education Academy
Lagos, Nigeria
Research
The Global Expansion of Rock Climbing
Boulder, CO, USA; Kalymnos, Greece; Ljubljana, Slovenia; Skopje, Macedonia
Internship
Environment Centre NT
Northern Territory, Australia
Research
Climate Change Impacts of Finance and Governance Policies of National Governments
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Agora Partnerships
Mexico City, Mexico
Internship
Foreign Policy Research Institute
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Research
Online Radicalization, Extremism, and Violence
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Internship
Eurasia Group
New York, NY, USA
Internship
The Embassy of Vietnam in the United States
Washington, DC, USA; Hanoi, Vietnam
Internship
Schmidt Futures
New York, NY, USA
Internship
United Nations, Office of the President of the General Assembly
New York, NY, USA
Internship
McChrystal Group
Alexandria, VA, USA
Research
The Conditions fo State-Building in the Modern Age: A Case Study of the Kurds
Alexandria, VA, USA
Internship
Indonesia Ministry of National Development Planning
Jakarta, Indonesia
Research
Next Generation Water Infrastructure in Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia
Internship
New Haven Economic Development Administration
New Haven, CT, USA
Internship
The City of Detroit, Mayor’s Office
Detroit, MI, USA
Internship
United States State Department
Beijing, China
Internship
Vital Voices
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
World Food Programme
Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
Internship
Demos Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Research
Adaptation of Marginalized Population to Hyperinflation
Cape Town, South Africa; Harare, Zimbabwe
Research
Victory at Sea, book project of Professor Paul Kennedy
New Haven, CT, USA
Internship
Rosenthal Fellowship in the Office of Congressman Scott Perry
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
United Nations, Climate Team, Secretary General
New York, NY, USA
Internship
IBM, Corporate Citizenship Office
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Centre for Finance, Technology, and Entrepreneurship
London, United Kingdom
Internship
United Nations, Inspection & Evaluation Division Office of Internal Oversight Services
New York, NY, USA
Language Study
Mandarin Chinese
Beijing, China
Research
Stockholm Environment Institute
Somerville, MA, United States
Internship
Red Dot Global
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Netflix, Global Risk and Intelligence
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Summer 2018

Internship
KKR & Co
New York, NY, USA
Research
Government Accountability Office: Internship; Can a Website Combat Labor Exploitation?
Washington, DC, USA; Mexico City, Mexico
Internship
Whittle School and Studios
Shenzhen, China
Internship
Tesla
San Francisco, CA, USA
Internship
US State Department, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
Internship
Arabic: Language Study; US State Department, Oman
Muscat, Oman; Cairo, Egypt
Research
Building a French Agrarian Climate Movement : The Confédération Paysanne’s Response to Climate Change?
Paris, France and other locations in France
Internship
South East Europe Consultants: Internship; Veolia
Belgrade, Serbia
Internship
United Nations, Political, Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Human Rights Unit in the Executive Office of the Secretary-General
New York, NY, USA
Language Study
French
Monterey, CA, USA
Internship
Office of the Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations
New York, NY, USA
Internship
United Nations, UN Secretariat
New York, NY, USA
Research
Fake News: Implications for Politics and Policy in India: Research
New Delhi and Mumbai, India
Research
Institute for State Effectiveness: Internship; Institution Building in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq post-referendum
Washington, DC, USA; Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Internship
Cameroonian Government
Yaounde, Cameroon
Internship
Los Angeles Mayor's Office of International Affairs
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Internship
World Bank Inspection Panel
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Inter-American Development Bank
Washington, DC, USA; Sao Paulo, Brazil
Research
Linking Conservation, Food Systems, and Social Considerations
Ulanbataar, Mongolia; Palmer, Alaska
Internship
Mercy Corps
Washington, DC, USA
Internship
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Washington, DC, USA
Research
Islamic State West Africa Messaging and Recruitment
Abuja and Maiduguri, Nigeria
Internship
Agora Partnerships
Bogota, Colombia; Mexico City, Mexico

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