Thanks to a Leslianne Shedd Internship Scholarship in International Studies and Public Health, Alexander Kuehl, a second-year M.A. in International Studies student, spent summer 2017 interning at U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), in Washington, D.C. Kuehl is a 2016-2018 West Europe FLAS Fellow as well. In this first-person account, he shares his experience in summer 2017 managing the bureau’s relations with organizations and NGOs working to address the refugee crises globally.
Thanks to a Jackson-Fosdick Memorial Scholarship, Teofila Cruz-Uribe, in the third and final year of her concurrent master’s degrees in Museology and International Studies at the Jackson School Ellison Center for Russian, Eastern European & Central Asian Studies (REECAS), spent summer 2017 as an intern at the Hermitage Museum’s Youth Education Center in St. Petersburg, Russia. In this first-person account, she shares her experience as the communications focal point on a high-profile human rights conference.
Majd Baniodeh (MAAIS, 2016), now a partner at Starbucks managing U.S. implementation of the Starbuck’s Refugee Hiring Initiative, is featured in a new UW360 story aired on KOMO 4 in December 2017.