International Student Internships

Andy Guth

Location:  Manila, Philippines
May 2011 – Aug 2011
To research corruption, transnational crime, and terrorism in the Philippines by meeting withacademics, government officials, and non-government organizations.
Host Organization: Center for Policy and Executive Development (CPED), National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) at the University of the Philippines , Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Final Paper: US Defensive and Economic Interest in the Philippines

Rebecca Smokowicz

Location: Iasi and Vaslui, Romania
Dates: May 2011- July 2011
Purpose: To research the possible epidemic of child labor trafficking in Romania
Host Organization: World Vision

Final Paper: The Child Labor Situation: An Analysis Focusing on Iasi and Vaslui, Romania


Leanna Leitnaker

Location: Dakar, Senegal
Dates: Feb 1- Jun 1, 2010
Purpose: To research human security with a focus on regular and irregular migration patterns and challenges within the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Host Organization: Alliance for Migration, Leadership and Development

Final Paper: The Casamance Crisis: A History of Insecurity and Displacement (to request a copy, contact

Janna Lipman

Location: Tirana, Albania
Dates: June 1- Aug 3, 2010
Purpose: To research the child perspective on child begging in Tirana.
Host Organization: World Vision, Bashkë Kundër Trafi kimit të Fëmijëve”

Final Paper: Exploitation in Albania: The Child Perspective on Child Begging

Diana Morse

Location: Moscow, Russia
Dates: June 1- Aug 3, 2010
Purpose: To compile an assessment report to show the need for an anti-human trafficking program in the office
Host Organization: World Vision’s Russian Federation Office

Kelsey Willingham

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia (and surrounding region)
Dates: May 30 – July 31, 2009
Purpose: To perform original field research on vulnerability to human trafficking within the Georgian internally displaced population, culminating in an official paper and policy guideline for the organization.
Host Organization: World Vision, Middle East and Eastern European Region

Final Paper: The Dangers of Displacement: Vulnerabilities to Trafficking within IDP Populations