Announcing Summer 2012 Scholarship Recipients
Noted on June 19, 2012 by IE3 Student in
Diana Cardona: Oregon State University student interning with Community Center with Engranajes.
I’m a senior at Oregon State University and I am set to graduate this June with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences with an emphasis in Human Services. My hope is to enter graduate school and obtain a Masters in Social Work to eventually work with children and families. My IE3 internship this summer I will take place in Villa Constitucion, Santa Fe, Argentina. I will be working with an organization called Community Center with Engranajes. Engranjes works with children ages 2-14 and their families who live below the poverty line. As an intern, my job will be to promote youth development and the reconstruction of family ties deteriorated by poverty. I will have the opportunity to be engaged in integrated workshops, teaching English classes, micro-business development and management, institutional development, assessment of participant's family needs and human rights. Spending an entire summer in Argentina will allow me to broaden my perspective on a Latin culture of which has monumental European influence and build new relationships, but most importantly it will allow me to gain real life experience, aligning with my eventual career goal. I hope to be an advocate for children’s voices that have been oppressed and unheard in a third world country.
Alex Crane: University of Oregon student interning with Child Family Health International (CFHI) South Africa: Pre-Med Rotations.
My name is Alex Crane and I will be attending a Pre-Medical Internship in South Africa. While I am abroad I will work with doctors in various fields such as Public Health and Emergency Medicine to gain a further understanding about the medical field. This internship will also expose me to the cultures views on different medical practices and how certain illnesses can be diagnosed and treated. I hope to gain not only a further understanding of medicine while I am abroad, but also a further understanding of how different cultures respond to different incidents and how different types of procedures preformed.
Colleen Fulp: University of Washington student interning with Women in Progress (WIP).
Colleen Fulp is a current MA International Studies- African Studies and a Certificate in Global Health candidate at the University of Washington. I work in the Global Health Resource Center as the Graduate Coordinator for the Western Regional International Health Conference and the Coordinator for the East African Diploma in Tropical Medicine program. My graduate research focuses on women’s empowerment and decision making as it relates to access to education and training. I also focus on women’s access to healthcare, specifically family planning and maternal mortality reduction. Prior to beginning my MA, I interned with the International Rescue Committee on their refugee resettlement team in Washington, DC, and interned with Management Systems International, a NGO contracting on USAID projects. I received my BA International Studies and BA Foreign Language from the University of Idaho in 2007. I will head to Ghana this summer, where I will intern with Women in Progress, a local nonprofit that offers entrepreneurial training to women that own small businesses. This internship will give me the opportunity to gain cultural competence in West African women’s programs and experience working on women’s empowerment and financial independence development; initiatives which I value highly. This three month summer program will supplement my MAIS- African Studies degree, to be completed in 2013.
Lilia Perez: Oregon State University student interning with Casa de Los Angeles Daycare and Refuge.
As an intern I will be directly involve in the education and care of the children and will work under the supervision of a qualified pre-school teacher. I will be asked to substitute if a teacher is absent. Duties will include teaching basic numbers, colors, letters, crafts, dressing, shoe tying and basic hygiene. I will be also taking children to field trips and read to them. One of the important role as an intern at Casa de los Angeles is to be willing to participate in a community where they share meals and household shores and be expected, as they gain confidence, to interact with children and parents. I will be also ask to help with fund rising. Some of the goals I want to accomplish by doing my internship at Casa de los Angeles is to be able to get involve with children education and well being. To educate children and mothers that that do not have education because of their lack of resources, to develop a sense of responsibility and duty to continue reaching my professional goals , as well as to have the opportunity to contribute to my community.
Elizabeth Ragan: Oregon State University student interning with PROMETRA Uganda.
My name is Lizzy Ragan. I’m a senior at Oregon State University studying Public Health, Anthropology and French. This summer I will be traveling to Kampala, Uganda for a 12-week internship with the international NGO, PROMETRA. I chose to apply to intern with this organization because their values and pursuit of holistic wellness align uniquely with my own. My career goal is to be involved in developing international health promotion programs that reflect cultural models of health while addressing both social and institutional barriers. I hope to work in sub-Saharan Africa because this is the center of many of our global health problems today. I have interests in the improvement of women’s health, promotion of sustainable medicine and lifestyle, and the expansion of access to medical knowledge. I will be graduating from OSU in June 2013 and plan to continue on in a graduate program for a Masters of Public Health with a focus on international health. This internship will provide me with the invaluable opportunity to gain a first-hand understanding of the disparities and health care problems in sub-Saharan Africa and prepare me for the next step in my education and career.