About the Organization: The Centre for Civil Liberties (CCL) was established in 2007 to promote the values of human rights, democracy and rule of law in Ukraine and Eurasia to reinforce the principle of human dignity.
Work Description: Preparation of documents on human rights issues, rule of law, civil society in Ukraine; participation in the organization and holding of public events; participation in the work of international campaigns for the liberation of people imprisoned for political motives in Russia, the occupied Crimea and Donbas; participation in civic monitoring of court hearings on high-profile cases and police actions during peaceful assemblies.
About the Organization: VoxUkraine is an independent analytical platform founded in 2014 that engages in a variety of research and economic activities, publishes an online magazine on economics, and develops a number of educational programs.
Work Description: As an analyst's assistant you will seek information for analytical research, assist in organizing public events, prepare at least one analytical document/research, and conduct data analysis and visualization.
About the Organization: Clasee is an EdTech startup aimed to bridge the gap between academia and students. The product is a mobile app (iOS and Android) built as a social network and performing function of a knowledge sharing platform for personalized learning.
Work Description:There are two main scopes of work: research and programming. In research, interns will work on tasks related to learner-centered education, strategies for self-directed learning, and assessment tools and criteria. In programming, they will work on leveraging the full advantage of modern machine learning techniques to build core systems and ML models to solve the problem of creating AI-based recommendations for learning paths, developing algorithms analyzing user behavior, and embedding analytics for attention and focus retention on video.
"My internship provided me with valuable context for how civil society is shaping the development of Ukraine, especially as it also faces ongoing conflicts in Crimea and Donbas. I learned about different advocacy tools that are the most effective in the Ukrainian context. I also became much more independent by learning how to let things go, adapt as necessary, and overcome obstacles that I realized I was placing for myself."
MA Public Policy, ’19
VoxUkraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
"One of the most significant things I learned from this experience was how to work on a project without defined boundaries. I was tasked to develop groundwork for a database in addition to writing data policy. As an economics major, no classes I had taken prepared me for this task, but I learned to ask questions and be creative. I learned how important it was to ask questions and for help if and when I needed it, and how it was important to have a can-do attitude. I truly felt like I was a part of the organization, not just as “the intern,” but as a contributing member."
CREEES in Ukraine
Last summer, CREEES Student Services Officer Nelia Lanets organized a three-day excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Lviv for Kyra Jasper and Michelle Li, CREEES’s inaugural Ukraine interns. Rodriguez, a native of Ukraine, accompanied the students and helped them to navigate the city, serving as a translator to ensure they got the most out of their culturally immersive experience.
In Lviv, they visited the historically famous Rynok Square, where they tasted traditional Ukrainian cuisine while enjoying the rooftop view of the city from a local restaurant. They browsed local gift shops, tasted famous Lviv coffee at the “Svit Kavy” coffee shop, took pictures at Dim Legend rooftop restaurant, listened to local street singers, and engaged in conversations with locals.