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Internships

Vinita – Virya Mobility 5.0 (Bangalore, India)

BLI | November 15, 2017

The Start-Up Environment Interning at a start-up has been a completely new experience for me. The work culture is very much how one would expect a start-up to be – quiet, small and scenic. In fact, my first day was…..

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Romina – UBELONG (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Romina Potter | September 21, 2016

This past May, I taught English in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for four weeks through a non-profit called UBELONG. This was my second time volunteering through UBELONG because I sincerely ascribe to its service philosophy, with its deep commitment to long…..

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Brian – Institute for Economics and Peace (Sydney, Australia)

Brian Lee | September 16, 2016

I was interning for the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). They are a not for profit think tank that tries to measure peace in the world by developing a global peace index. In the organization, I was doing some…..

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Kate – Squirrel Financial Wellbeing (London, England)

Kate Marciniak | September 16, 2016

This summer I was an employer engagement intern at a financial technology startup company called Squirrel in London, England for two months. The team consisted of about 10 people which was very unique in that I had direct contact with…..

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Sabrina – Novotech (Sydney, Australia)

Sabrina Mui | September 8, 2016

This past summer, I was given the opportunity to study and intern abroad in Sydney, Australia for almost 11 weeks through the Ross Global Initiatives program. With the help of the BLI Global Internship Award, I was able to experience…..

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Shalini – Community Development Research in Washington (Washington, D.C.)

Shalini Rao | September 6, 2016

My first day as an intern at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. surprised me in the degree to which it fulfilled intern stereotypes: my ‘office’ was an emptied storage closet (cleared out just for me–should I feel honored?) with…..

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Melissa–Rural Women New Zealand (Wellington, New Zealand)

Melissa Deneau | September 1, 2016

For two months this summer, I worked as a research intern at Rural Women New Zealand in Wellington, NZ. It would take a great amount of explaining for someone to fully understand the research project, but basically the goal was…..

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Nabiha – Dhaka, Mirpur, and Chittagong, Bangladesh

BLI | September 1, 2015

I worked with OBAT Helpers, an NGO in Bangladesh, conducting ethnographic research on maternal care in Urdu-speaking minority camps in Bangladesh. I explored how women in these camps accessed and used maternal care and whether their status as minorities affected…..

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Pauline – Cape Town, South Africa

BLI | September 1, 2015

This summer I ventured to South Africa to indulge myself in this country’s healthcare system in order to learn as much as I could in a short 6 weeks. I first interned at the South African Christian Leadership Assembly, which…..

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Michael – Anchorage, Alaska

BLI | September 1, 2015

This summer, with the support of the Barger Leadership Institute, I had the opportunity to intern for Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) in Anchorage, Alaska. ICC is a nonprofit that advocates for the Inuit, the native people who have inhabited the…..

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