Atacama Highlands

Student Experiences

Barbara Sanford
Tallinn, Estonia
Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom

This past spring, I had the opportunity to intern with Vabamu Museum of Occupations and Freedom in Tallinn, Estonia. Even though the internship took place virtually, I had an incredible experience throughout the quarter. 

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Nancy Lopez-Alvarez
Nogales, Mexico
FESAC Nogales

I started volunteering with Fundación Del Empresariado Sonorense (FESAC) in June of 2020, after a fellow Stanford student told me about BCA, FESAC’s partner organization committed to immigrant rights and community development at the U.S.-Mexico…

Noah Howard
Washington, DC
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

One of my most rewarding experiences during my time at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. was creating a primer on the origin of the Taliban and its views concerning women. This work was truly fascinating and allowed…

Sophia Vahanvaty
Brooklyn, NY
Social Science Research Council

I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to intern at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. My experience at SSRC really cemented my passion for conflict prevention and my conviction in the power that…

Alyssa Ma’ili Yee
Auckland, New Zealand
University of Auckland

Conducting community-based research through the Global Studies Internship Program has been an impactful and invaluable experience for me at Stanford. I now look forward to continuing community engagement and research important to Pacific Islander…

Jiayi Li
Tokyo
Rogers Investment Advisors

This summer, I interned at Rogers Investment Advisors based in Tokyo. Although I was not able to work in its office near the beautiful Zojoji Temple, I was still impressed and thankful for the guidance I received from my mentors, and the support…

Katherine Waissbluth
New York
Social Science Research Council

I had a wonderful time virtually interning at the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) this past summer, and I feel so grateful to have been able to learn so much about their work while getting to contribute. I was assigned to SSRC ‘s Conflict…

Kelsey Carido
San Salvador
Cristosal

I am a junior majoring in International Relations with a human rights minor. I hope to attend law school and pursue human rights or immigration law. This summer I was an External Relations intern at Cristosal, an NGO based in El Salvador whose…

Matin Mirramezani
Washington, D.C.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

I’m a rising senior majoring in economics and minoring in Iranian Studies. Over the summer, I worked with the Carnegie Senior Fellow, Karim Sadjadpour on radicalism in the Middle East. My work focused on the relationship between sexuality and…

Theodore Kanell
Taipei
Intumit

This summer I hoped to gain valuable experience working at a tech company in order to determine if I wanted to major in computer science. After my time working with Intumit, a company in Taipei, Taiwan, I am confident that I will major in CS.…

Christopher Cross
Beijing
PlusAI

My time so far at PlusAI has been amazing! Working as a software engineering intern, I’ve felt as if I’m learning so much about the intricacies behind the self-driving car industry. At the Beijing office of PlusAI, I’m currently involved in the…

Paris, France
INSERM (French National Institute of Health and Medical Research) - Chromosome Biology & Dynamics Group

During my summer internship at Paris, France, I learned and utilized a battery of molecular genetics tools together with high-throughput in vivo microscopy and image analyses to figure out the chromatin motility. As the project was directly…

Emma Smith
Sarajevo
Post Conflict Research Center

I spent this last summer in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, where I interned at the Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC). The PCRC is an NGO that works to restore a culture of peace in Bosnia and the greater Balkans region by using an…

Faith Harron
Moscow
Skoltech University

Above the simple iron gates, the painted towers rise: yellow and orange, green and blue. An icy wind chills my fingers, but the cold and consistently damp rain of this Saturday morning hasn’t discouraged me—or any of my fellow students—from…

Various Cities
Global Studies Internship Program

With the 2019-20 academic year drawing to a close, graduating seniors reflect on their experiences with the Global Studies Internship Program. In spite of their final quarter’s unusual circumstances, our former interns discuss their post-…