Student Internship Blogs

Justin Moore
Justin is spending his summer interning for the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC. He has also been chosen as one of the finalists for the Japan Travel Program, and will spend 10 days traveling and researching in Japan in August. After his trip to Japan, Justin will spend next fall as an exchange student in Seoul, South Korea. Follow Justin's blog to hear about all of his upcoming adventures!

Kimberly Bennett
Kimberly, a joint degree MID/Law student, has been awarded a 10-week summer fellowship working at Community Justice Project in Pittsburgh, PA. She will be working on workers' rights issues, equal housing, discrimination, and doing other civil rights work.

Sebastien Gasquet
Sebastien is interning with the West African Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP) from June until early August. WANEP is a non-governmental organization that focuses on conflict prevention strategies and peacebuilding activities. WANEP has worked with civil society organizations, governments and inter-governmental bodies in developing long-term peaceable solutions. They have Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Council and have a partnership with the Economic Community of West African States.

Curt Thomas
Curt is an MID-DPES student who is spending his summer in New York City working for the United Nations-Department of Economic and Social Affairs within the Division of Sustainable Development.  He will be completing policy analysis research and support for the Division, mainly concerning the Sustainable Development Goals being proposed for post-2015.  Following his time in New York, he will return to Pittsburgh for his last year at GSPIA before entering the real world.  Stop back to hear about his adventures at work, on the streets, and everywhere in between.

Kelsey Ida
Kelsey is an MPIA-Human Security student, who is completing her internship with the Daya Center for Peace in India this summer. Daya Center for Peace is a nonprofit organization based in Hyderabad, India that aims to promote a culture of peace in communities affected by historic trends of conflict/violence. Specifically, the organization aims to impart transformative education in schools, and empower children, youth, and teachers to become agents of non-violence and social change.

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