BY YIFAN POWERS
This summer, I interned with the Mann Deshi Foundation in Maharashtra, India, and worked on a process evaluation of one of the Foundation’s newest programs, the Mann Deshi Champions Youth Development Center (YDC).
BY ALEX BURNS
Over the summer, I served as the Peace, Security and Humanitarian Action Intern with the UN Women Malawi Country Office. I supported the Cyclone Idai humanitarian response by designing the procurement and distribution plan for gender protection supplies, which prevent gender-based violence (GBV) in relocation sites for internally displaced people.
BY SARAH SASSOON
In a country where cash is king, implementation of digital financial services (DFS) can be difficult. Sarah shares her experience working for a Microfinance non-profit in Amman, Jordan.
BY ANGELA MAZIMBA
TRANSITIONING TOWARD A MORE RENEWABLE ENERGY MIX CAN BE CHALLENGING IN A DEVELOPING CONTEXT. ANGELA SHARES LESSONS FROM HER INTERNSHIP IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA.
BY KHAMAL CLAYTON
By spending a summer with the South African Reserve Bank, Khamal Clayton saw firsthand how political legacy can affect economic realities.
BY LIZ SKOKAN
CAN A MEMBER OF THE EU ALSO BE CONSIDERED A “DEVELOPING” COUNTRY? LIZ SKOKAN SHARES HER EXPERIENCE NAVIGATING SUCH CONTRADICTIONS WHILE INTERNING WITH THE STATE DEPARTMENT IN BUCHAREST THIS SUMMER.
BY WILL BURCHELL
At a small private investing firm, Will saw firsthand the impact a hands-on approach can have for social impact investing.
BY MILENA CASABELLA
With Rise Against Hunger, Milena Casabella was able to work directly on food security issues in South Africa’s township areas.
BY SAVANNAH NEWMAN
Savannah Newman shares stories of female entrepreneurs that she worked with during her summer interning with the Mann Deshi Foundation in India.
BY KUN ZHANG
KUN ZHANG TAKES A LOOK BACK AT AN INTERNSHIP THAT CHALLENGED HER ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT.
BY ALICE SCHAUS
ALICE SCHAUS RETURNS FROM HER SUMMER INTERNSHIP READY TO DELVE FURTHER INTO THE WORLD OF SOCIAL IMPACT ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
BY EMILY SCHAUB
EMILY SCHAUB LOOKS AT HOW FAR SOME AFRICAN COUNTRIES NEED TO GO TO INCLUDE YOUNG PEOPLE IN POLITICAL DECISION-MAKING
BY LYN PHANG
LYN PHANG PAUSES TO REFLECT ON HER IDENTITY AND LESSONS LEARNED DURING HER SUMMER IN JAKARTA.
BY PABLO VILLAR VILEIKIS
PABLO VILLAR VILEIKIS ANALYZES WAYS OF STRENGTHENING HIGHER EDUCATION IN PERU WITH LESSONS FOR LATIN AMERICA AT LARGE.
BY PHIL LOPEZ
PHIL LOPEZ EXPLORES PRIVATE-SECTOR DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES AS A SUMMER INTERN WITH SCHULZE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS IN ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA.
BY CHRIS BLOOD
CHRIS BLOOD TALKS ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL DECISION-MAKING IN THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, A LESSON UNDERSCORED IN BOTH HIS SAIS STUDIES AND HIS REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE IN MYANMAR.
BY ERIN SMITH
ERIN SMITH DISCUSSES THE CHALLENGES--AND PROGRESS--FOR THOSE SEEKING TO ADVANCE GENDER EQUALITY IN KENYA.
BY SUSANNAH HORTON
SUSANNAH HORTON SITS DOWN WITH VIJAY BHALAKI, THE CO-FOUNDER OF ATHENA INFONOMICS, FOR SOME INSIGHT INTO THE ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND DATA SCIENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENT FIELD.