2021 Award Recipients

The Faculty of Arts Internship Office is pleased to announce that 125 students received over $425,000 as recipients of the 2021 Faculty of Arts Internship Awards. Congratulations to all the recipients and many thanks to all of our generous donors!

Allan A. Hodgson Arts Internship Award

Jung Min Kim, U2, Mathematics and Economics

Jung Min is in his second year pursuing a major in Mathematics and Economics. He will be interning this summer at Elimu Impact Evaluation Centre, a non-profit organization based in Kianyaga, Kenya. Elimu evaluates the effectiveness of projects in promoting economic development. He will be assisting in data analysis, remote tutoring, and the provision of legal aid. He looks forward to this opportunity to apply statistical knowledge from his studies and support economic development.

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Samuel Balcazar, U3, Joint Honours Economics and Finance

Samuel is pursuing a Joint Honours program in Economics and Finance, with a minor in International Development. This summer, he will intern with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Ecuador, supporting and working alongside the finance department in data analysis and ensuring compliance with the organization’s financial strategy. Samuel is thrilled to explore the overlap between finance and international development, particularly in the context of South America.

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The Andre King Wi Tan Externship Award

Qi Rong Chen, U1, Political Science and Economics

Qi Rong will be interning this summer with La Table de quartier Peter-McGill. La Table de quartier Peter-McGill is a non-profit organization and neighbourhood roundtable that brings together bodies in the western downtown to improve life in the neighbourhood. Qi Rong's main tasks consist of making a resource directory for Familles Centre-Ville and a resource map. Qi Rong is very excited and is looking forward to encountering different communities in Montreal.

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Hannah Silver, U1, Political Science

Hannah Silver is a passionate student pursuing her joint honours degree in Political Science and Gender, Sexuality, Feminism, and Social Justice Studies. This summer, she has the pleasure to work with Women’s Voices for the Earth, a non-profit organization dedicated to amplifying women’s voices and eliminating the toxic chemicals that harm our health and environment. As their development intern, she will be researching potential cy pres awards, grants, and business partnership funding.

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Andrew Buntain Arts Internship Award

Claire Michaud, U3, Honours History and Art History

Claire is a third-year student pursuing a double major in History and Art History. She will be interning at the 78th Fraser Highlanders, a Montreal historical association dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge of the Highland soldiers who fought in the Seven Years’ War in North America. Claire is looking forward to exploring the archives of the Canadian organization and to learn more about the descendants of these Scots, many of whom settled in Quebec after the war.

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The Archie Malloch Undergraduate Internships in Public Learning

Sarah Ford, U2, Cultural Studies

Sarah is a U2 student majoring in Cultural Studies and minoring in Art History and Communications. She will be interning remotely at Rotating Planet Productions, a media organization based in Montreal that has produced award winning, internationally broadcast documentaries, TV series, and short films surrounding nature and wildlife. She is excited to contribute to the company’s current projects in promotional and developmental roles.

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Xara Jamey, U2, Religious Studies and Anthropology

Xara will be interning with Montreal’s Suoni Per il Popolo music festival, which annually showcases the relationship between music, sound and cinema and social and political movements. She hopes to use her background in live music event programming and organization to help produce this year’s virtual lineup. Xara seeks to work in media that is meaningful and is excited to see firsthand how entertainment can extend into community outreach and activism.

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Armando and Ann Manfredi Arts Internship Award

Ariana Rezaei, U3, International Development Studies

Ariana will be interning at the Massachusetts State House, the state capitol and seat of government for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, under Representative Dylan Fernandes. As a research intern, Ariana looks forward to learning more about local and state government affairs, deepening her interests in economic and sustainable development. Through this internship, she is excited about working alongside environmental organizations in efforts to protect and preserve the natural environment of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket.

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The Arts Student Employment Fund (ASEF)

Hussain Awan, U3, International Development Studies and Islamic Studies

Hussain is entering his final year, majoring in International Development Studies and Islamic Studies and minoring in French. He will be interning at the Weatherhead Center at Harvard University, which facilitates the production of pathbreaking social science research on international, comparative, transnational, and global issues. Hussain will be researching political theory, Middle East foreign policy, and Iran-USA relations. Hussain hopes to refine his research skills and acquire familiarity with large scale academic projects through this internship.

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Kiran Basra, U1, Philosophy and Political Science

Kiran is a rising third year student who is pursuing a double major in Philosophy and Political Science. This summer, Kiran will work at FW Canada as a legal intern. FW Canada is an immigration law firm that helps clients overcome criminal barriers and gain citizenship. As a legal intern, Kiran will assist clients in the completion of their immigration application, write letters to the Canadian consulate, and research influential immigration cases to update the law library.

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Benjamin Boehlert, U3, Economics

Currently a fourth-year economics student at McGill University, Ben Boehlert will be interning at the UBI Center, a non-profit dedicated to studying the importance of cash transfers in reducing poverty and improving well-being. Ben will be working on a project looking at the consequences of a child allowance in California and another comparing the effects of a flat child allowance to those of subsidized child care.

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Emma Boucher, U3, Political Science

This summer, Emma will serve as Education Intern at Monthly Dignity. The nonprofit was originally founded by McGill students in 2017 with the goal of ameliorating period poverty in Montreal by providing period products to houseless menstruators. As Education Intern, Emma will be creating community workshops to facilitate dialogue and break down the dual stigmas surrounding menstruation and houselessness.

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Selena Cai, U1, History and Economics

Selena is a rising second-year student at McGill. She will be interning with ALPHA Education, an education, non-profit, and registered charity in Canada. Currently in the process of creating the Asia Pacific Peace Museum, ALPHA Education champions peace, social justice, and humanity, as well, the remembrance of the history of World War 2 in Asia through critical-historical investigation. Through her internship, Selena will be able to curate museum content and create history education resources.

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Eléonore d’Espinose de Lacaillerie, U3, English Cultural Studies and Communications

Eléonore will be interning as a marketing and communications coordinator at the Cinémathèque québécoise. The Cinémathèque québécoise safeguards French-Canadian and Canadian cinema, as well as international animation. She will help the communications team with expanding their network and developing new access to cinematic archives on their website. Eléonore looks forward to actively taking part in the cinémathèque’s mission to promote cinematographic art in all its forms.

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Taylor Douglas, U2, Political Science and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies

Taylor Douglas is a Joint-Honours student in Political Science and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies, and her internship is at the Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights. The Consortium works to bring gendered insights and feminist theory into the post-conflict context, and is currently working on the Feminist Roadmap for Sustainable Peace and Planet (FRSPP) which aims to replace UNSCR 1325 to promote an intersectional framework to approach peacebuilding to create sustainable and gender-just outcomes.

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Oliver Habert, U2, Computer Science

After completing his third year at McGill, Oliver will be interning with Harvard University’s Computer Vision Lab. Throughout this internship, Oliver will be building upon a web-based virtual reality platform for research and education related to binocular stereo vision. The platform will allow the public to experience and interact with scientific binocular stereo stimuli and engage in large-scale psychophysics studies. Oliver is completing a major and minor in computer science and is eager to gain experience in the IT field.

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Samuel Jetté, U3, Political Science

Samuel is a third-year Political Science student who is expected to graduate in December 2021. During his last summer as a McGill student, he will be interning with the U.S. Consulate General in Montréal. As a Political, Economic, and Commercial Analyst, Samuel will spend half of his internship reporting on Quebec issues of interest and the other half promoting international business and trade. This internship will introduce him to the broader realm of diplomacy.

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Oscar Judelson-Kelly, U2, Political Science and History

Oscar will be interning at Resource Works, an organization that communicates valuable natural resources insights in British Columbia to citizens, lobbyists and professionals in the private and public sectors. The organization seeks to raise the public consciousness of natural resource management in BC, specifically how to reconcile with natural resource development with indigenous people, sustain the province’s economic growth and protect BC’s diverse habitats. He is looking forward to working on policy briefs concerning natural resource crises in British Columbia and producing content for the organization’s media presence.

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Katja Juthans, U3, Political Science, Economics, and Indigenous Studies

Katja will be interning with the Vancouver Art Gallery as a Government Relations intern in their Development Department. The Gallery is one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions that pays special attention to Indigenous and Asian-Pacific Art. Katja will be assisting the development department with political strategizing and raising government funding for the Gallery’s new building in Downtown Vancouver. Katja looks forward to engaging in political work on behalf of a socially responsible non-profit.

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Hannah Kahn Glass, U3, English Cultural Studies

Hannah is a fourth-year student majoring in Cultural Studies with a minor in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist and Social Justice Studies. This summer she will be interning at Zumwalt Acres, a regenerative farm in Sheldon, Illinois as their communications coordinator. She is excited to be a part of helping Zumwalt Acres grow as they develop a replicable model of ecologically sustainable and socially just land stewardship in Illinois.

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Jacob Lokash, U2, Political Science and History

This summer, Jacob will work in the Leader’s Office at the Green Party of Canada. He will get the chance to do research, write policy briefing notes, and assist the Leader’s Office with many other important tasks. As someone with an avid interest in politics, Jacob is excited to learn more about the practical aspects of policymaking in Canada. With this experience, Jacob hopes to further his future academic and career goals in fields of law and public policy.

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Sajneet Mangat, U3, History

Sajneet is an Honours History student minoring in Social Studies of Medicine. As a research intern at the Overwatch India Initiative, she will develop a historical dataset of instances of public violence in India since 1850. She will also contribute to long-form articles based on the data, drawing from her experience in writing and data visualization. She is looking forward to interrogating identity-based violence in India, and nurture her passion for making data talk.

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Jemima Maycock, U2, International Development Studies and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies

Jemima is a third-year student pursuing a double major in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice studies (GSFS) and International Development studies. She will be interning with Media Queer, which is an online archive of queer and feminist media. More specifically, she will be working with the FRQSC research team, CORERISC, and doing work on epistemologies of embodied risk. During her internship, she will support the work of MONSTRUM journal through helping put together a grant application. She looks forward to conducting research on journal accessibility and bringing her findings to this project to ensure it is accessible for all.

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Arsh Prakash, U2, International Development Studies and Psychology

Arsh will serve as a Marketing and Branding Intern for Paragon One, a NYC based Education-Tech company. He will work on various projects in social media, outreaching and marketing. This will include creating strategies as well as content for various campaigns, posting and analyzing impact of engagement on different social media channels, designing marketing collateral including videos, and interacting with the community Paragon One that serves to gather feedback and create content. At McGill, he enjoys his interdisciplinary studies in International Development, Political Science, and Psychology.

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Isabella Gavanski, U2, Psychology and International Development Studies

This summer Isabella will be pursuing her passion for social justice by interning with the non-profit organization The Stateless Collective. The internship will give Isabella an opportunity to create lessons that inspire high school students to make positive changes in their communities and abroad. Isabella will help the students prepare for college by introducing them to research methodology, and teaching them about diverse subjects related to human rights and effective humanitarian interventions in crisis situations.

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The Arts Undergraduate Improvement Fund (AUIF) Internship Award

Zachary Beresin, U2, Joint Honours Geography and International Development Studies

Zachary Beresin is in his third year at McGill University, pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Geography and International Development Studies. Zachary is currently working to complete his undergraduate thesis entitled ‘Investigating the Effects of COVID-19 on the Operations of the Montréal Métro’, supervised by Professor Kevin Manaugh of the Department of Geography. His interests include a mix of urban planning, sustainability, and geopolitics, which he hopes to develop interning this summer for NewCities.

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Eliza Farber, U2, Psychology

Eliza is entering her fourth year at McGill and is pursuing a major in Psychology with minors in Communications and History. She will be interning in the Music Department at CKUT Radio, a Montreal/McGill campus-community radio station. She is excited to learn about the field of radio journalism while also immersing herself in the Montreal community. Ultimately, she sees herself using her experience at CKUT to propel her into a future career in journalism.

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Aviva Penn, U1, Sociology

Aviva will be interning this summer at Mason Lane, a small art advisory firm in Toronto comprised of women committed to creating beautiful spaces and exposing more people to great art! She will be running the company’s social media, creating blog posts, and learning all about the contemporary art scene in Toronto. Studying Sociology, Art History, and Communication studies, Aviva hopes to enrich her rounded knowledge through exposure to the art industry.

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Camille Hamant, U3, Art History

Camilla Hamant is a third-year student completing their Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Marketing, and Communications at McGill University. They are excited to be completing an internship with the Kabir Centre and are confident that this opportunity to work in the arts and cultural sector will help to prepare them to work in the development department of an auction house in the future. In their free time, Camille sells vintage clothing, foster cats, and occasionally scours Montreal’s thrift stores for unique artwork.

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Stephanie Pye, U3, Cognitive Science

This summer, Stephanie will be completing an internship as a science writer and communicator at the Compassion Research Lab in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary. She will be translating knowledge from the lab’s published research articles for a clinical and public audience. She looks forward to helping engage these audiences in the valuable and impactful work of the Compassion Research Lab.

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Nazlie Najafi, U2, World Islamic and Middle East Studies

Nazlie will intern with the Accès Asie Festival, a Montreal-based festival focusing on promoting arts, culture, and stories of Asian communities through a variety of artistic disciplines. She will assist in the marketing and development, event coordination, and general administrative work of the festival. Nazlie has a history in cultural work and artistic management and she is thrilled to put her skills towards an organization that promotes the presence of multicultural communities in Montreal.

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Mir Abdullah Al Rakib, U2, Honours Political Science

Abdullah is a rising third-year student at McGill University. He is studying honours Political Science and minoring in International Development Studies. This summer, he will be interning at the Kabir Centre for Arts & Culture. Kabir Centre is a not-for-profit arts centre focusing on South Asian Classical Music, Dance, Poetry and Literature and incorporating it within the vibrant cultures of Montreal. Abdullah hopes to learn more about the effective incorporation of different cultures.

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Paxton Rodriguez, U2, English (Drama & Theatre) and Political Science

Paxton will be interning at Teesri Duniya Theatre Company, a theatre company focused on theatre which reflects the sociocultural realities of the many diverse communities in Canada. His duties will include developing a research paper related to certain themes in intercultural theatre in Canada, as well as assisting in some operational and administrative tasks. Paxton is ecstatic at this opportunity to help deepen and contextualize his understanding of Canada’s diverse theatrical landscape.

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Yasmine Bourgoin Roberts, U2, International Development Studies

Yasmine is a second-year student pursuing an Honours degree in International Development studies and a minor in GSFS. She will be interning at Social Justice Connection based in Montreal, where she will be promoting programs in education about human rights, global inequality, and eco-citizenship, to schools, NGOs, and community groups. Yasmine hopes to learn about the development processes of a broad educational project and how to engage about social justice and eco-citizenship with marginalized communities of Montreal.

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Jon Iannarelli-Uysal, U3, International Development Studies and History

This summer, Jon will work at USA Sports Group, an organization which offers multilevel, multi-platformed sport lessons and clinics across the eastern United States. By applying his studies in development and economics, Jon will meaningfully engage with the regional athletic community. As a lifelong student-athlete, Jon is excited at the opportunity to meaningfully aid the development of his own home’s sports community as an intern in business development and sales.

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Brenda and Morrison Hurley Arts Internship Award

Sebastian Villegas, U3, Political Science and International Development Studies

Sebastian is entering his last year of studies with a double major in Political Science and International Development. This summer he will have the opportunity to work with the Center for Democratic Development in Ghana (CDD), a non-profit, non-governmental organization that focuses on research and advocacy for democracy and democratic governance. He will be conducting desk research, developing research proposals, and writing research reports. He looks forward to developing his research skills with hands-on experience and contributing to the expansion of democratic governance across the developing world.

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Bryce Internship Award

Helen McLachlan, U2, Honours History

Helen McLachlan is a third-year honours History student with a minor in Geography. She is looking forward to interning with the 78th Fraser Highlanders in Montreal. The 78th Fraser Highlanders were a Highland battalion that fought in the Seven Years War including in the Battle of the Plains of Abraham. She will be researching the genealogy and substantial legacy of the descendants of the soldiers who settled in Canada.

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Carol and Lloyd Darlington Arts Internship Award 

Maxiene Ceril, U2, Political Science and History

Maxiene is a third-year student in Political Science and History interning this summer with Equitas. Equitas is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of human rights values through education. With education, Equitas hopes to empower individuals to protect, defend and respect human rights. During this remote internship, Maxiene is hoping to deepen her commitment to human rights and connect the knowledge acquired through her academic journey into meaningful action.

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Theodore Chiara, U2, Political Science and Philosophy

Theo is entering his fourth year of his double major degree in Political Science and Philosophy. Academically, Theo has a wide variety of interests, and in political science his favorites are international relations and American issues of social justice with an emphasis on indigenous affairs. In philosophy, Theo enjoys the work of Kant, Aristotle, and Heidegger with a special interest in political philosophy and phenomenology. At the PCL, Theo wants to learn more about researching, analyzing, and improving the social world.

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Saruul Khishigjargal, U3, Honours International Development Studies

Saruul will be interning at More than Words, a four-year project (2019-2023) funded by Women and Gender Equality. More than Words seeks to investigate and learn from the use of Indigenous-focused youth-led survivor engagement through the arts. Saruul will develop creative ways to communicate research data, participate in arts-based projects, and create a monitoring and evaluations toolkit. Through this internship she will learn about research development, participatory visual methodologies, and community engagement.

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Elina Qureshi, U3, International Development Studies

Elina Qureshi is a U3 student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Development and Economics. Her academic interests include public policy, international environmental policy, and transnational migration. She is passionate about furthering equity and sustainability through her work and is looking forward to contributing towards community development initiatives at the IHDW and learning more about participatory visual research and how young people can be empowered with the tools to speak and ‘speak back’.

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Kai Trotz-Motayne, U3, History and African Studies

Kai, a joint Honours student in History and African Studies, will be completing an internship with the Regent Park Film Festival in Toronto. Kai is passionate about non-profit work and as it pertains to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. Regent Park Film Festival works within these same communities to provide a free community film festival. Through this remote internship, Kai will gain firsthand experience working within a Canadian non-profit. Native to Toronto, Kai is looking to become involved and learn more about this city she calls home.

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Chris Tyler Marckmann International Social Work Awards

Anaïs Pronovost-Morgan, U2, Liberal Arts

Anaïs is a second-year student pursuing a major in Honours Liberal Arts. She will be interning at the Livart gallery, a non-profit organization and multidisciplinary art center in Montreal. As an assistant to education, she will be creating cultural mediation content to make contemporary art more accessible to children. Anaïs is looking forward to immersing herself in the contemporary cultural sector while actively participating in the development of short- and long-term projects for the organization.

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David Tarr and Gisele Chevrefils Arts Internship Award

Naomi Shi, U2, Political Science

Naomi will intern at the United States Consulate General in Toronto. Growing up in Vancouver and witnessing the extensive relationship Canada shares with the United States, she is interested in exploring America's bilateral relationships and their critical impact on the international order. Naomi will be working with diplomats in the Political Economic Section, and she looks forward to gaining insight on diplomatic processes and how international relations are fostered in practice.

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The Davies Family Arts International Internship Award

Chloe Breton, U2, Political Science

Chloe is a U2 Political Science major with a minor in Sociology and Social Entrepreneurship. She will be interning with Indigenous Movement of Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT), working on peace building, community advancement, and tackling discrimination towards minorities alongside land rights of indigenous groups. Chloe’s interests lie in the relationship between governance and exclusionary practices towards minorities, as well as ethnonational conflict and how to resolve it.

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Eyitayo Kunle-Oladosu, U3, Honours History

Eyitayo is an Honours History student minoring in International Development Studies and Communication Studies. She will be interning with the Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners - a non-governmental organization partnered with the Institutional Canopy of Conservation Projects and focused on advancing human and land rights amongst the pastoral Maasai of Narok County, Kenya. She looks forward to applying her legal research and advocacy experience to support ILEPA in report writing, fundraising, and publishing an independent study paper.

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Faculty of Arts Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism Fund

Alice Ishimwe, U2, Social Work

Alice Ishimwe is entering her final year of Social Work. She is particularly interested in migration studies and working with people who are new to Canada. This summer, she is interning with Montreal-based Filipino grassroots organizations who are getting together to carry out a project to celebrate the journey of Filipino immigrants who arrived in Canada from 1992 to 2022. Alice is looking forward to gaining research and community practice skills through this internship.

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Marie Tanou, U3, Political Science and African Studies

Marie will be interning this summer with the Africa Canada Trade and Investment Venture in Halifax, Nova Scotia. As an International Trade and Business intern, Marie will have the opportunity to discover the mechanisms behind the facilitation of inter and intra African commerce. She will also learn to quantify the possible investment risks on the continent, as well as the tools and methods used to tackle such issues. Marie hopes this internship will provide her solid grounds to launch her career in Business and Administration in the near future.

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The Faculty of Arts Internship Award

Ottilia Scott, U3, Political Science and International Development Studies

Ottilia is a U3 student in Political Science and International Development Studies who will be interning remotely at the Center for Democratic Development (CDD). CDD is a civil society organization that works to promote and deepen democratic consolidation in Ghana. Her primary responsibilities will be to assist the Center's various directors and project managers in their research and advocacy activities. She hopes that this experience will deepen her analytical skills and understanding of good governance.

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Ilesh Thomas, U2, Honours History

Ilesh will be interning for the Jardin de Métis, a Canadian National Historic site in Grand-Métis, Québec. He will be researching history of salmon fishing and the relatively unknown lives of fishing guides in the Gaspé region for an exhibition that the Jardin de Métis is currently developing. He is thrilled to be able to do such practical and challenging research to enrich the field of Québécois history.

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William Weston, U2, Political Science and History

William will be interning with the Black Watch Museum and Archives at their headquarters in Montreal. This will involve working in their extensive Regimental archives to handle and catalogue various primary source documents, compiled over the course of the Regiment’s long and storied history. William will be undertaking this opportunity for credit towards his bachelor's degree, and will produce a research paper over the course of his internship under the supervision of Dr. Don Nerbas.

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Gray Davidson, U1, Political Science & History

This summer, Gray will be interning as a Legislative Assistant for Member of Parliament Nathaniel Erskine-Smith. He is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to engage with Canada’s legislative process and federal politics up-close, made possible through the support of internship awards. Gray hopes to effectively contribute to the MP’s work on climate policy, treating addiction as a public health – not criminal - problem, and basic income, among other issues.

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Isabel Heard, U2, Geography

This summer, after completing her third year at McGill, Isabel will be interning with NewCities, an NGO dedicated to shaping a better urban future through research, global conferences, and convening urban leaders from across the globe. Her interests in urban planning and implementing sustainable practices and technologies into cities around the world will guide her through this experience. She is completing a degree with a major in Urban Studies and a minor in Environmental Studies.

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Tia Kattler, U2, International Development Studies

Tia is pursuing a B.A. in International Development and minoring in Health Geography and Social Studies of Medicine. She will be interning at Radio CKUT, a campus-community radio station that provides a “voice to the voiceless.” There, she will gain knowledge of the inner-functionings of a non-profit organization, refine her skills in communications, funding and promotions, and pursue her passion for fostering supportive, diverse and creative environments that promote health and education for all people.

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Ananya Luthra, U0, Computer Science

Ananya is pursuing a B.A. in Computer Science, and this summer she will be working as a research intern at University of Denver, United States. Her research project is the ‘Systematic Review of Autonomous Vehicles’ using programming language Python and Data Analysis. She has always been fascinated with self-driven cars and technologies related to their privacy and security. Through this internship, she will be able to explore the various aspects of autonomous vehicles at an early stage of her career. She is excited to climb the ladder to her future goals.

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Thiora Meegammana, U3, Political Science

Thiora is a third-year student majoring in Political Science and double-minoring in English Literature and Psychology. She will be working with Angela Leuck at Shoreline Press, learning about the publishing industry, and working first-hand on a book from its beginning stages to final printing and distribution. As she harbors a keen interest for literature and the editorial process of publishing, she hopes to use this opportunity to discover a career in publishing, specifically editing.

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Sophie Strassmann, U3, Economics

This summer Strassmann will complete an exciting research internship in the McGill Department of Economics in collaboration with Concordia’s faculty to better understand how languages spoken by individuals factors into their market wage. This project will cultivate transferrable skills in data analysis and involve modelling complex and nuanced concepts such as human capital into a tangible and rigorously outlined conclusion of findings.

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Claire Williams, U2, History and Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies

Claire is a third-year student pursuing a major in History and a minor in Gender, Sexuality, Feminist, and Social Justice Studies. They will be interning with Monthly Dignity, a Montreal non-profit aiming to alleviate period poverty through the distribution of free menstrual products to those in need. Claire looks forward to learning about current lobbying efforts surrounding the rights of menstruators and gaining in insight into community organizing and the non-profit sector.

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Ella Wischnewsky, U2, Geography

Ella will be interning with Interius Farms, a Montreal-based startup growing fresh produce. She will work on two projects for the company: a GHG emissions analysis comparing Interius’ technology to that of traditional retailers, and a crop data analytics project examining the farm’s growing system. She will work with Interius’ head grower to improve the efficiency of Interius’ technology. Ella is passionate about the possibilities of data analytics for environmental research and excited to learn more about Montreal’s local food economy.

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Michelle Marcus, U1, Political Science

Michelle is a second-year Political Science and Communications Studies student. This spring, she will be interning with the Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR) as a Policy Assistant. The CCR is a national, non-profit organization working to promote the rights and settlement of refugees and immigrants in Canada. Michelle will be developing a project to monitor the experiences of refugee claimants with virtual court hearings, and aiding in the planning and execution of the CCR’s national conference.

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Julia Demers, U3, Honours International Development

Julia is going into her fifth year at McGill University majoring in Honours International Development Studies with minors in Communication Studies and Geography. Julia will be interning remotely this summer with the McGill University Health Center (MUHC) Foundation in their development office. The Foundation raises funds to support patient care, teaching and drive innovative and cutting-edge research to help deliver the best possible patient care.

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Kacey San Diego, U3, Art History and Communication Studies

Kacey is a third-year undergraduate student in Art History and Communication Studies. This summer, she will be interning as a Social Media Administrator at the Women’s Art Society of Montreal. With her passion for promoting wellness through visual communication, Kacey is excited to work with WASM to encourage diversity by promoting a range of emerging artists. After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in the creative field for companies that value and promote wellness.

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Sequoia Kim, U3, Political Science and Philosophy

Sequoia is a third-year student pursuing a double major in Political Science and Philosophy and a minor in Communications. This summer, she will be interning with CityNews Montreal to help deliver their dynamic nightly newscast. In addition to shadowing talented journalists in the field, she will also be writing scripts, researching stories, booking interviews, and posting to social media. Sequoia is looking forward to getting hands-on experience in the fast-paced field of journalism before starting her term as the Editor-in-Chief of The McGill Tribune this fall.

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Isabella Carver, U1, Art History and Political Science

This summer, Isabella will be interning at Contemporary Calgary, a non-profit organization that supports community engagement with local and global modern and contemporary art. Isabella is excited for the opportunity to learn about the curatorial practices for modern and contemporary art. She will be conducting research for exhibitions, correspond with gallery partners, help develop public programs for Calgary's community and conduct database management.
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Marie Saadeh, U3, International Development Studies

This summer, Marie will be interning at Dazibao, a Montreal art center and non-profit organization. The internship will be centered around the organization’s annual Instagram residency project. Marie looks forward to learning about residency/exhibition development, as well as the Montreal arts community.
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Angelika Premuzic, U2, Political Science

Angelika Premuzic is a fourth year student at McGill University majoring in Political Science. She is a resilient student that dedicates her student life to enriching her knowledge about various political topics. Her major concentration is in International Relations. She thoroughly enjoys learning about how various political systems interact with one another to create dynamics that culminate in peace and war. She is excited to learn more about politics through article writing amid her internship.

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Hannah Judelson-Kelly, U3, Political Science and English

Hannah Judelson-Kelly is a third-year student pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Political Science and English Literature and minoring in Economics. She will be interning at Artistri Sud, a Montreal-based NGO dedicated to developing capacity for women in developing communities to grow their sustainable business so that they can lift themselves out of poverty. Hannah is excited to build her understanding of women’s empowerment including its importance for increased education and healthcare in developing countries.
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The Gail Elizabeth Todgham Arts Internship Award

Daphne Moss, U1, Anthropology and History

Daphne is a second-year student studying Anthropology and History. She will be interning with the Canadian Federation of Friends of Museums (CFFM), a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting Canadian museum volunteers and heritage sites, where she will mainly be helping with communications. Daphne is passionate about museum work and cultural heritage preservation, and she is looking forward to learning about non-profit work within this field.

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The Goodman Family Internships

Annaëlle Barreau, U3, Psychology and Sociology

Annaëlle will be interning remotely at Audace au féminin, Salon international de la Femme noire. She is pursuing a degree in Psychology and Sociology and will be entering the Faculty of Law in the fall. Annaëlle looks forward to researching and highlighting Black women’s contribution in Québec while honing strong community building skills. Upon completion of her internship, she hopes to have helped fill the gap in the Canadian literature on Black women.

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Jonathon Cruickshank, U2, Psychology

Johnathon will be working in research development as an intern at More Than Words, a project that combats sexual and gender-based violence through Indigenous-focused youth-led survivor engagement with the arts. Having previously worked with disadvantaged communities in Tiohtià:ke (Montréal), he will continue to engage with topics such as fighting systemic inequities and constructing accessible resources and toolkits. Johnathon is looking forward to working on arts-based and other Institute for Human Development and Well-Being projects.

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Piers Young, U2, Political Science

Piers Young is completing his B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Quebec Studies and Community-Engaged Learning. He will be interning at the Centre de Ressources et d'Action Communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP,) an important social services and food security organization in the community of Petite-Patrie, Montreal. Piers is looking forward to learning about all of the intricacies and considerations needed for social aid programs and community assistance.

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The Gregg Blachford and David McGillivray Internship Award

Sepideh Afshar, U2, Honours International Development Studies

Sepideh is a third-year honours student in International Development Studies with a double minor in English Cultural Studies and Persian Language. She will be interning with Dr. Alanna Thain at Cinema du Village doing archival research for a VR recreation of a cinema in Montreal’s gay village. Sepideh is passionate about social justice, writing, and activism. She is thrilled to have been chosen to work on this project and looks forward to becoming an experienced researcher.

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Victoria Fortunato, U3, History and English (Cultural Studies)

This summer, Victoria will be interning at the Moving Image Research Laboratory under the supervision of Professor Alanna Thain as she updates the Mediaqueer.ca website, a database of queer Canadian media. As former President and VP External of TVM: Student Television at McGill, she is extremely passionate about film and delighted to contribute to the archival work of queer Canadian media.

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Brandon Kaufman, U3, Joint Honours English and History

Brandon Kaufman is a Joint Honours student in the English and History departments. His internship will be with Prof. Alanna Thain’s Moving Image Research Lab, and will concern the impact of COVID-19 on Montreal’s film festivals. Outside of school, he is a filmmaker, and is currently at work on a short documentary and a short narrative film. Additionally, he is a freelance writer on movies for various publications.

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The Hinda Ordower King Award of Merit 

Bianca Tétrault, M2, Social Work

Bianca Tétrault is a graduate student in the School of Social Work. She will be interning with The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation at Queen’s University in Belfast, Ireland with the project “Scaling up the Family Carer Decision Support Intervention”. A translational study aimed at improving end of life communication between Long Term Care home staff and families of persons with dementia. Bianca is passionate about supporting older adults with Alzheimer’s and their families.

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Ishika Obeegadoo, U3, Cognitive Science

Ishika Obeegadoo is a third-year student in Cognitive Science with a minor in Economics. She was born in Mauritius and grew up there before emigrating to Canada. This summer, she looks forward to exploring the role that governance and policy making can play in fostering sustainable and equitable human development and ensuring the well-being of at-risk populations and marginalized groups through her internship at the McGill Institute for Human Development and Well-Being.

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Diandra Serrano, U1, Social Work

Diandra Serrano is completing her Masters of Social Work with a focus on family experiences with mental illness. She will be interning in the Batshaw Youth and Family Center’s Challenges Program, a clinical support program that offers therapeutic services for children who experience sexual behavior problems. Diandra looks forward to developing clinical practice guidelines that will highlight best practice recommendations to address the unique service needs and developmental experiences of children of parents living with Schizophrenia.

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The Hon. Paul and Yvonne Casey Internship Award

Erick Pelayo Aubert, U3, International Development Studies and Political Science

Erick will intern at the United States Consulate General in Montreal. He will be working closely with diplomats in both Political-Economic and the Foreign Commercial Services of the consulate, hoping to gain a better understanding of diplomacy and the unique relationship between Canada and the United States. Originally from Mexico, Erick has always had a passion for public service, and he hopes this will be the first of many experiences in this sector.

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The Ithaca Arts Internship Award/Bourse Ithaque pour les stages en Arts

Madelyn Evans, U3, Honours Political Science

Madelyn is a third-year student pursuing a degree in Honours Political Science and double minoring in Arabic and Hispanic Studies. She will be interning remotely with the Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT), an organization working with indigenous peoples on peacebuilding, land rights, policy advocacy, and strengthening the livelihoods of local communities in Kenya. She hopes to use this opportunity to study the environmental and socio-political challenges which minorities in the region face.

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The John Wasileski Externship Awards

Holly Wethey, U2, Honours English Literature

This summer, Holly will be an editorial intern at The Adirondack Review, one of North America's oldest online literary publications. As a founding editor of The Imagist Magazine and a volunteer reader for The Fiddlehead and The Temz Review, Holly has developed a passion for literary publications. She is excited to gain new insight into the publishing industry relevant to both her studies, as well as the other publications with which she is involved.

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Eve Fraser, U3, Environment and Political Science

Eve Fraser is in her third year at McGill University, pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Environment and Political Science. She will be interning with the Climate Reality Project Canada, which seeks to bring environmental questions into local governance, and train the climate leaders of the future. As a policy analyst intern, Eve hopes to take advantage of this opportunity to create positive environmental change at the community level and help Canadian municipalities move towards a greener and fairer world.

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Olivia Hallett, U2, Political Science

Olivia is a second-year student pursuing a degree in Political Science with minors in Environment and History. She will be interning at Climate Reality Project Canada, an organization dedicated to training and equipping people across Canada to engage in grassroots action and advance climate solutions in their communities. As a research intern, she will perform research on climate science and policy related to the organization’s projects and education initiatives and support the organization’s mandate.

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The Joseph Issid Travel Award

Rebecca Parry, U2, History

Rebecca is a fourth-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor concentration in South Asian studies. This summer, she will be interning with the Canada Tibet Committee, a Montreal-based non-profit which promotes human rights and democratic freedoms in Tibet through its outreach activities and policy work in Canada. Rebecca hopes to build her knowledge of the human rights situation in Tibet and her skills in policy analysis and advocacy.

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Judy Patton Hamilton Arts Internship Award

Maria Radu, U2, International Development Studies and History

Maria Radu will be an intern at Le Centre de ressources et d’action communautaire de la Petite-Patrie (CRACPP). Her work with the organization will serve to combat food waste and create solutions for sustainable food security. She is currently a third-year student at McGill pursuing her studies in History and International Development. Maria hopes that interning with CRACPP will allow her to explore in depth the connections between local communities, sustainability, food security and social justice.

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Keith Bergner and Angela Stadel Arts Internship Award

Lucille Tatti, U3, Political Science and International Development Studies

Lucille Tatti is in her third year at McGill University, pursuing a major in Political Sciences, International Development, and a minor in Russian. She is currently interning for the summer as a journalist for l-express.ca, a weekly francophone newspaper based in Ontario. Lucille has the same status as a journalist within the newspaper. She collects pieces of information, interviews specialists and writes articles. She is grateful for this opportunity as she hopes to pursue a Master in Journalism.

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Zoe Wilson-Potter, U2, International Development Studies

Zoe is interning for HeartPress, a local company that supports philanthropy. Specifically, they facilitate the relationship between non-profits and businesses at the local level. Throughout the summer she will be responsible for aspects of communication and solicitation with non-profits and charities in an effort to support philanthropic relations. Zoe is eager to learn more about philanthropy and the non-profit sector to accompany her education in International Development Studies.

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Lev Bukhman Internship Award 

Sophie Crawford, U2, Political Science and International Development Studies

Sophie is a second-year student majoring in Political Science and International Development Studies with a minor in Economics. She will be interning at the Institutional Canopy of Conservation and partnering with Indigenous Livelihood Enhancement Partners, non-profit organizations that are concerned with the governance and conservation of rangelands, wetlands and forests of the East African savannah. During her remote internship, she will be working with partners across Narok County, in the Maasai Mara, to help identify the most effective designs for future Community-Based Conservation programs that promote sustainable environmental and human development. She looks forward to gaining first-hand experience in her field of study.

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Tatianna Sitounis, U3, Environment

Tatianna is pursuing a major in Environment and Development with a minor in Health Geography. She will be interning with the Participatory Cultures Lab (PCL), an organization that is centered around the use of visual and participatory approaches involving research and social action. The PCL’s work largely relates to issues of social justice, with focuses on gender-based violence, food security, and poverty alleviation. Tatianna looks forward to working with arts-based approaches in research surrounding social justice.

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Madelyn Evans, U3, Honours Political Science

Madelyn is a third-year student pursuing a degree in Honours Political Science and double minoring in Arabic and Hispanic Studies. She will be working as a Research & Project Support Intern with EcoPeace Middle East, an environmental peacebuilding organization that brings together Jordanian, Palestinian, and Israeli environmentalists. She hopes to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of sustainable development within the context of the Middle East, as well as gain experience in the emerging field of environmental peacemaking.

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Alice Wu, U2, English

Alice is a U2 student majoring in English Literature and minoring in French and Management. Her internship with KlezKanada, a Jewish cultural organization in Montreal, will focus on communications and administration of the organization’s flagship summer festival. Alice is fascinated by global cultures, and she is excited to unite KlezKanada’s community through the performing arts during an isolating time. After graduation, she is interested in working in public relations for a non-profit.

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Emily Zhu, U3, International Development Studies

Emily is pursuing an Honours degree in International Development Studies, with a minor in Psychology. She will be interning with the Social Justice Connection in Montreal, an independent organization that provides education on human rights, eco-citizenship and global inequality. As someone passionate for community engagement and cooperative social progress, she is excited to learn more on how accessible education can advance social justice and equality in her community.

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Max Stern Internship Award in Art History

Giuliana Garofalo, M1, Information Studies

Giuliana is a first-year MISt student, where she is specializing in the study of curatorial principles, metadata, and description. She also holds an MA in History of Medicine from McGill. This year, she will be interning with the Jardins de Métis/Reford Gardens, an open-air museum, and collaborating with the McGill Archives and McCord Museum. Her role will primarily be concerned with conducting research on Anna Lois Dawson's contributions to the natural sciences in the nineteenth century for upcoming exhibitions and outreach projects. She is eager to fuse her knowledge of history and science with her interest in promoting the value of museums and heritage sites to the Canadian public.

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The McDonald Currie Fund for International Management and Development Internship Award

Zachary Nanji, U3, Honours International Development Studies

Zachary Nanji is in Honours International Development Studies with a minor in Management. This summer, he will intern for Elimu, a Kenyan NGO founded by McGill Professor Matthieu Chemin in 2006. Elimu undertakes the rigorous evaluation of development projects to determine the most effective ways to reduce poverty. Zachary will be responsible for organising the Pamoja online tutoring program, which pairs McGill students as tutors with schoolchildren in grades five and six in Kianyaga, Kenya.

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Nicol Family Foundation Internship Award

Romane Dubois, U3, Economics

Romane is interning in a label and music production enterprise. She is responsible for the press releases, the tracking of spending as well as connecting companies with their artists and many more tasks. These different responsibilities allow her to mix fully her skills she acquired in economy, her bilingualism and her ability to write. Romane is looking forward to learning more and developing her experience in the music industry.

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The Richard B Levy Family Arts Internship Travel Award

Kayla Demarest, U3, International Development Studies and Economics

This summer, Kayla will be interning at the United States Agency of International Development (USAID) with the Bureau of Legislative and Public Affairs. USAID works towards development results across various sectors and regions, including disaster relief, poverty relief, and socio-economic development. As a double major in International Development Studies and Economics, she is eager to gain professional experience at one of the top foreign aid agencies in the world.

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Anja Helliot, U3, Political Science and African Studies

Anja is a third-year student pursuing a Joint Honours degree in Political Science and African Studies. This summer, she will be interning in Montreal with the UNHCR Canada, the UN Refugee Agency. Working within the Protection team, Anja hopes to contribute to ensure that the voices and capacities of asylum-seekers, stateless people and refugees are heard, acknowledged and augmented.

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Roland Arts Summer Internship Award

Riyana Karim Hajiani, U1, Honours Political Science

Riyana Karim Hajiani is a second-year student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science. She will be interning at the Climate Reality Project Canada as the Community Climate Hub Intern where she will effectively contribute to the fight against climate change at the municipal level. Riyana is eager to pursue a career in the legal sector as a lawyer advocating for social justice and good policy against global threats such as climate chaos.

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Maya Rotstein, U3, International Development Studies

Maya will be interning at the United Nations Secretariat in the Global Management, Strategy, and Policy Department. Through this role, she will assist in writing articles, and focusing on using equity, and inclusion outreach to increase diversity in the UN’s workforce. Maya is interested in issues including refugee rights, global health and humanitarian aid ethics, and human rights in general. She hopes to pursue a law degree centering around international human rights in the future.

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Thalia Neebe, U3, Sustainability, Science and Society, and Indigenous Studies

Thalia is a rising fourth-year student at McGill pursuing a B.A. & Sc. degree in Sustainability, Science, & Society and Indigenous Studies. This summer, she will be working with The Overstory Alliance and Indigenous-led organizations in the fight against Line 3 pipeline construction and for environmental justice, Indigenous sovereignty, and the waters in Northern Mni Sota Makoce (Minnesota). Through research, education, media, and communications, she hopes to do justice in amplifying the powerful work of Anishinaabe community members and other relatives in their ongoing fights against extractivism, colonialism, and exploitation both in Anishinaabe territory and around the world.
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Schull Yang International Experience Awards

Ariana Castillon, U3, International Development Studies

Ariana will be interning with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Ecuador. She will be conducting research, promoting the visibility of the existing refugee programs, assist in the implementation of activities, among other tasks. She is looking forward to learning about the inner workings of the United Nations and put her abilities to good use to help refugees in Latin America while broadening her knowledge on refugee policies and laws across the world.

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Shaydah Ghom, U3, Honours International Development Studies

Shaydah is in her final year of undergraduate studies as an honours International Development Studies student with a double minor in Political Science and Social Entrepreneurship. She will be interning remotely at the United Nations World Food Programme Panama, the world’s largest humanitarian organization and the largest one focused on hunger and food security; the Panama branch manages the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region operations. Shaydah hopes to gain a better understanding of the emergency response and the food assistance response frameworks and what factors impact food security and insecurity in the LAC region.

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Joy Kwak, U3, Honours International Development Studies

Joy is excited to be joining the Permanent Mission of Canada to the International Organizations in Vienna (VPERM) as a Policy Intern this summer, where she will be assisting the Permanent Mission in the management of Canada’s relationship with the organizations based in Vienna. As someone who is deeply interested in international governance, she is looking forward to being directly involved and learning more about multilateral affairs and the Permanent Mission’s work first-hand.

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Teresa Tolo, U3, Economics

Teresa is a U3 student majoring in Economics with a minor in International Development. She will intern with the Communications Unit of the United Nations World Food Program in Panama that works to provide food assistance and promote food security in Latin America. She is a passionate advocate for sustainable development and food security in developing countries and has a wide range of international experience. She looks forward to supporting the WFP by carrying out media research and creating multimedia and social media campaigns; all while improving her knowledge of Spanish in a professional context with the WFP.

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Claire Berthelot, U2, Anthropology

Claire’s internship is with United Way’s Housing Matters department in Winston-Salem, NC. The organization is part of the Continuum of Care that helps people get out of homelessness and get into supportive housing programs. She will be researching best practices for the city to respond to homeless encampments. She will also be evaluating the current assessment tools used to designate services to individuals, while reviewing the best practices with a racial equity lens.

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Gracie Colucci, U3, Art History

Gracie is entering her final year at McGill pursuing a major in Art History and a minor in English Literature. This summer, she will be interning at The Selects Gallery based in New York, which dedicates itself to showcasing “lost” fashion based images from famous photographic shoots. Gracie is extremely interested in helping others learn about art forms rarely discussed in Art History curriculum, and is looking forward to learning about gallery maintenance.

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Lenz Adrienne Layug, U2, Art History

Lenz Adrienne Layug is a third-year student completing her Bachelor’s degree in Art History, Political Science, and Philosophy at McGill University. She will have a remote internship at Ateneo Art Gallery, a museum that surveys Philippine art movements in the post war era: from neo-realism and abstract expressionism to 21st century post-modern hybrid tendencies. In this internship, Lenz will aid in conducting research and assist with the development of materials for education and public programs in disseminating Philippine contemporary art. Lenz looks forward to enriching her knowledge of the country’s diverse art. Also, she is very much grateful to Mr. Schull and Ms. Yang as this would not be possible without their help.

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The Susan Casey Brown Fund for McGill

Gayatri Chirambath, U3, Honours International Development Studies

Gayatri is pursuing a B.A in Honours International Development Studies and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. This summer, she will be completing an internship at Synergos, a non-profit organization based in New York that aims to find solutions to complex issues in various countries through building trust and collective action. At Synergos, Gayatri will be working in the Programs and Bridging Leadership Department and collaborating on ongoing development projects. She hopes to gain experience and skills for her graduate studies and gain insight into working at an NGO.

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Maria Laura Chobadindegui, U2, Joint Honours Political Science and Philosophy

Maria Laura will be interning with the Ecuador branch office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She will work to strengthen communication with communities, including dissemination of information on COVID-19. As a political science honours student, she is beyond excited to apply her knowledge in international human rights and Latin American politics to an internship with the world’s leading organization aiding and protecting refugees, displaced communities and stateless people.

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Meghan Couture, U2, Honours Psychology

This summer, Meghan will be a Human Resources intern at Synergos, a global non-profit organization which fights global poverty and social injustices. Supporting social investors, philanthropists and consulting leading corporations, Meghan trusts her experience with Synergos will enrich her understanding and independent application of the systems thinking, leadership oriented approach Synergos adopts. Meghan is a U2 student studying Psychology, Behavioral Science and Communications, and hopes to pursue a law degree after graduation.

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Heleena De Oliveira, U3, Anthropology and Political Science

Heleena is currently pursuing a double major in Political Science and Anthropology. This summer, she will be completing a remote internship for Synergos, a non-profit organization based in New York. Synergos is mandated to tackle complex societal issues around the world through employing an approach which intends to cultivate trust and collaboration among diverse stakeholders in order to inspire systemic change in the world. This internship will allow Heleena to work amongst members of the Global Philanthropists Circle by providing project management support to the team working on Development and Consulting Services operations.

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Isabel Muñoz Bealieu, U3, Joint Honours International Development Studies and Philosophy

Isabel Muñoz is a third-year student at McGill, this summer she is interning remotely with UNHCR Guatemala. The United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees is an organization that protects and assists asylum-seekers, refugees, forcibly displaced persons, and others with protection needs or risk of displacement. Her work this summer will focus on assisting the Resettlement officer in Guatemala in case management functions. She hopes this experience will teach her more about issues on migration and the role international organizations play in it.

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Chlöe Shahinian, M1, Political Science

Chlöe is a first year Master’s student studying political science with a specialization in international relations. She will be interning remotely with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the world’s largest regional security organization under the United Nations Charter. Chlöe looks forward to the opportunity to observe the inner workings of a diplomatic mission and eagerly anticipates the chance to develop her policy-drafting and analysis skills.

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Anjali Mehindiratta, U3, Political Science and International Development Studies

Anjali is a third-year student at McGill. She is studying Political Science, International Development, and History. This summer, she will be interning with the International Institute for Sustainable Development. The IISD is an independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Anjali will be working in the Resilience team, doing research and literature reviews on climate change and resilience-related topics, with a focus on gender equality and social inclusion.

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Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Award in International Development

Barbara Badiambile, U2, Social Work

Barbara Badiambile is in her second year at the McGill School of Social Work. She will intern remotely for Audace au féminin, a non-profit community organization that strives to empower and to emancipate Black women economically and socially. Barbara is extremely passionate about this cause and hopes to help expand the current and limited body of qualitative research available on Black women in Quebec. She is excited to use her social work skills to interview Black women and publish their biographies as testimonies of resiliency and excellence.

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Shira Garbis, U3, Political Science and International Development Studies

Shira is entering her final year at McGill where she is pursuing a joint honours degree in Political Science and International Development Studies, with a minor in Hispanic Studies. This summer she will be interning with Women AWARE / Femmes Averties, a Montreal-based non-profit that assists survivors of conjugal violence. Through this internship she hopes to assist individuals in their healing process as well as gain insight into the functioning of non-profit organizations.

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Toten Family Arts Internship Award

Karlee Thomas, U2, International Development Studies and Political Science

Karlee is a second-year International Development Studies and Political Science major. This summer she will be interning with Desta Black Youth Network, a non-profit community-based organization, which serves to mentor marginalized youth between the ages of 18-35 in education, employment, and personal growth. Her role will assist in developing individual service plans for currently and formerly incarcerated individuals by providing resources for human rights advocacy, counseling, and legal aid. Karlee hopes to gain invaluable insight into a social justice and human rights career.

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The Vanasse Wilbert International Experience Internship

François-Xavier Auger, U3, Political Science and Economics

François-Xavier will intern at the Québec Government Office in New York, the province’s primary representation in the United States. The Office is part of a network of diplomatic delegations that seek to strengthen Québec bilateral ties with foreign states. François-Xavier, building upon previous experience in international business and diplomacy in Europe and North America, will join the New York-based staff to advocate for a mutually beneficial economic interconnectedness between Québec and the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Emily Jones, U2, Joint Honours Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Emily Jones is a third-year student pursuing a Joint Honours in Political Science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a minor in Environmental Studies. She will be interning with the South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO), an initiative with goals of promoting and improving community-based conservation Kenya. Emily is passionate about protecting wildlife while simultaneously improving local livelihoods and is looking forward to helping SORALO achieve their goals.

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The Wendy Patton Keys Arts Internship Award

Enkhuun Byambadorj, U2, Joint Honours Environment and International Development Studies

Enkhuun is pursuing a Joint Honors degree in Environment and International Development Studies, and she will be interning with Breathe Mongolia—Clean Air Coalition, a non-profit fighting air pollution in Mongolia. Through her internship, she hopes to deepen her understanding about the complexities of the public health crisis, learn project management skills, and tangibly contribute to the fight against air pollution in Mongolia.

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Trisha-mae Capistrano, U0, Social Work

Trisha-mae will be interning this summer with the British Columbia Human Rights Organization, a grassroots non-profit organization whose mandate is to promote, protect, and enforce human rights in British Columbia in accordance with the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights. As a passionate human rights advocate with a desire to pursue a degree in social work, she is looking forward to undertaking this experience working with and advocating for victims of human rights abuses.

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William Henry Kelly Social Work Summer Internship Awards

Emma Buchta, U3, International Development Studies and Political Science

Emma Buchta will intern at Innercity Weightlifting (ICW) this summer. ICW is a Boston-based non-profit that hires previously incarcerated individuals and trains them to be personal fitness trainers. Their main goal is to reduce the prevalence of street violence while simultaneously amplifying the voices and agency of people who have been most impacted by systemic racism and mass incarceration. Emma will serve as the Member Services intern and assist the Director of Operations and Finance.

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