Interning Abroad, at Home
Through Stanford’s Global Studies Internship Program, 49 Stanford students worked in virtual internships in 19 countries. Six students interned at organizations in Russia and East Europe. As interns at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) in Moscow, Carlson Marquez (BS '23) and Ian Ruohoniemi (BSH '22) researched alongside local Masters’ and PhD students with the opportunity to co-author publications that present the results of their scientific projects. While working for the Lviv UNESCO City of Literature organization, part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Sanja Savić (CREEES '21) promoted cultural development in the city and state through the facilitation of arts initiatives. As an intern at the Center for Civil Liberties in Kyiv, Ukraine, Yangfan Lin (BA '22) prepared analytical documents on human rights issues, rule of law, and civil society in Ukraine. The organization develops legislative changes, exercises public oversight over law enforcement agencies and judiciary, monitors conflicts, and implements international solidarity programs. Makayta Alexia Cole (Undeclared '23) and Forrest Alden Dollins (BA '22) both interned at the Post-conflict Research Centre (PCRC) in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina, where they completed research projects and journalistic tasks. PCRC is a non-government organization whose mission is to cultivate an environment for sustainable peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the greater Balkans region using creative multimedia projects and scientific research that foster tolerance, mutual understanding, and positive change.
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