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Global & Area Studies|College of Arts and Sciences

Student News

Many of our students participate in internship and fellowship opportunities.

  • Audrey Goolsby and Justin Ocking interned for Senator Enzi in Washington D.C. in the Fall of 2012.
  • Amanda King and Allison Beaufort received a Critical Language Scholarship from the US Department of State. Amanda participated in an Arabic Language Program in Morocco and Allison is enrolled in  Swahili a Language Program in Tanzania and Kenya during the academic year 2012/13.
  • Haylee Hunsaker, who is working on a dual degree in International Studies and Social Work interned for AHOPE in Ethiopia in the Summer 2012.
  • Kathleen Bouzis interned with International Orthodox Christian Charities in Jerusalem/ The West Bank. She will help with women's leadership and empowerment programs and other poverty alleviation projects in the West Bank. The internship duties will include participation in field visits to protect beneficiaries, working with IOCC staff to continually enhance the effectiveness, impact and implementation progress of ongoing projects, assisting in the production of project reports, success stories and other written communications, as well as conducting research on various projects and new initiatives.
  • Amanda Huffmyer interned with the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany during Spring 2012.
  • Billy Leonarad interned with an import/export company in China during Spring 2012.
  • Laura Vanatta, who is minoring in international business, was interning as a research analyst during Summer 2011 with Opportunity International, a non-profit specializing in microfinance.
  • Callie Berman, a dual major in environment and natural resources, will intern with the  Elizabeth Haub Foundation for Environmental Law and Policy in Germany in Summer 2011.
  • Kathleen Bouzis was interning for Senator Enzi in Washington D.C. during Summer 2011.
  • Amy King interned with the Ambassador's Special Assistant for the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels in Spring 2011, as part of a State Department internship.
  • Allison Beaufort interned with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's International Conservation Division (ICD) in Summer 2010 in Washington D.C. ICD is responsible for implementing provisions of international conventions, treaties, agreements, and domestic law related to wildlife management and conservation.
  • Hanna Keener interned for Terra Livre in Goias, Brazil in Summer 2010. Terra Livre is a non-profit organization that works with underprivledged children and adolescents to develop artistic, intellectual, and athletic skills by providing educational programming in which they would not otherwise be able to participate.
  • Ruslan Mikulsky (BA '11) interned with the Hudson Institute in Summer 2010 where he worked for the Director and participated in institute events,
    including the organization’s work on rogue states.
  • Christopher Aikele (BA '11) was a Researcher-in-Residence for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Prague during summer 2010, where he conducted research focusing on democratization in the Ukraine.
  • Brandon Kaiser interned for Senator Enzi in Washington D.C. during Spring 2010.
  • Rebecca Marcott (BA '11) interned with Centro Lincoln University College in Buenos Aires. She did a variety of administrative tasks for the Study Abroad and Alumni Programs.
  • Ian Melcoir received the Chinese Ambassador Wyoming Scholarship to study in Shanghai for the 2009-2010 academic year. The scholarship covers all academic expenses and includes a monthly stipend.
  • Jeminie Shell (MA '10) interned with an NGO dedicated to addressing Liberia's solid waste crisis. Jemnie spent a summer in Liberia working with the public to raise community awareness, researching and helping implement safe water storage and treatment to reduce waterborne diseases, and working with other interested agencies, including the World Bank and the International Rescue Committee.
  • Alex Brauer (MA '10) was a researcher-in-residence in Prague for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. He also interned with the Great Baikal Trail Organization.
  • Dale Novotny (BA '09) interned with the Foreign Agricultural Service in Seoul, Korea. He is currently interning with the Trailblazer Foundation, an NGO working in Cambodia, as an Agricultural Assistant.
  • Evan Baker (BA '09) received a National Security Education Program (NSEP), David L. Boren Fellowship for the 2008-2009 academic year to study at Yunnan University in Kuming, China.
  • Susannah Tobey  (BA '09) received a State Department internship with the Economic Division of the U.S. Embassy in Vladivostok, Russia. She is currently employed as a logistics supply manager for the U.S. Army.
  • James Ward (BA '09) intered for Senator Enzi in Washington D.C. He is currently employed as a staff assistant in Senator Enzi's office.
  • Brianna Jones BA '09)  interned for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions in Washington D.C.
  • Adam Liebman (MA '09) received a National Security Education Program (NSEP), David L. Boren Fellowship. He studied Chinese language at Yunnan University in Kunming, Chin and gathered data for his thesis research project , the Chinese public's attitudes and actions towards environmental issues.
  • Macy Sukut (BA '09) interned with Senator Barrasso in Washington D.C. and is currently employed as a staff assistant in Senator Barrasso's office.
  • Yurie Ukai (BA '09) intered with the Energy and Environmental Research Group of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. in Washington D.C. Her work included research, writing, translation, and generating reports.
  • Mark Leech (MA '09) received a State Department internship with the Political Affairs Division in the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua.
  • Melissa Hess (BA '09) interned at the Laramie Public Health Clinic. Melissa studied how the cultural background of a patient influences their medical decisions. She also researched alternative health practices.
  • Kelsey Day (BA '09) interned with the International Scholarship Laureate Program Delegation on Diplomacy. She traveled to South Africa to participate in an intensive two-week study of historical and current issues including Apartheid, HIV/AIDS, the role of NGO's and conflict resolution.
  • Anna Guyton (BA '08) interned at the World Bank. Anna worked in the Private Sector Finance Division for Africa (AFTPS). She performed research and prepared summary analyses in support of AFTPS unit economic sector work, including writing summaries in French and English on sub-national Investment Climate Issues for publication at World Bank Group Annual Meetings.
  • Tommy Talley (BA '08)  received a State Department internship with the Political/Economic Division of the U.S. Consulate General´s office in Dsseldorf, Germany. He performed research, traveled to schools to give presentations on U.S.-German relations, and helped organize a visit for the U.S. Ambassador.
  • Caroline Morris (BA '07) and Tera Laub (BA '09)  were Communications interns at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.  Duties included organizing various events for scholars, conducting media monitoring on various senior scholars and their research, designing media databases, fielding media calls, writing summaries of scholars research, and editing transcripts and summaries
  • Jon Herrboldt (BA '07) received a State Department internship and worked in the the U.S. Embassy in Paris. Jon also interned with Thanksgiving Coffee Compan, studying how a small business works in the international arena and researching fair trade practices.
  • Michael Humbracht (BA '07) received a State Department internship with the Public Affairs section in the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

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