2024 CAPI Interns

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Background

Since 2003, CAPI's Internship Program has funded more over 200 Canadian students to complete international internship placements with partners across the Asia-Pacific region. Some of them have gone on to complete graduate work, or have returned to the region to work, and many of our former interns remain engaged with the Centre through our alumni and peer mentorship initiatives, research opportunities, and CAPI events and projects.


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Alejandro Agustines

 

  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Geography
  • Internship host organization:
    Center for Indonesian Policy Studies
  • Location: 
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Internship duration: May to November 2024
  • Sponsor: Global Skills Opportunity
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Alejandro is in his 3rd year of geography at UVic. He enjoys cooking, reading, hiking and sailing. Growing up in Manila, Philippines, he developed a passionate interest in socio-environmental issues and the built environment (along with the aforementioned hobbies; except for hiking- he got that from BC). He wants to be an urban planner. Alejandro is excited to be part of CIPS this year: to “learn by doing” about Indonesia’s socio-economic and environmental issues, and to get to know their society and culture.

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Ana Mara


  • UVic field of study:
    Political Science
  • Internship host organization:
    Center for Indonesian Policy Studies
  • Location: 
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Internship duration: 
    May to November 2024
  • Sponsor: Global Skils Opportunity
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Ana is in her final year of her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. She has also completed a Language and Cultural Proficiency Certificate in French and in Spanish. Ana is passionate about community-building and radical hope as tools for positive change. She also loves learning about different cultures, languages, and ways of life. For her internship she will be spending six months in Jakarta, Indonesia, with the Centre for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) as a program assistant. She is very excited and thankful for the opportunity to work with the think tank team.

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Marcus Hougaard

 
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Biology
  • Internship host organization:
    DAP Service Centre
  • Location: 
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Internship duration: 
    May to November 2024
  • Sponsor: Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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Marcus Hougaard is a fifth year Biology student at the University of Victoria. He is traveling to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia to work with the DAP service center. He is passionate about community and gathering people around a common purpose with previous experience in team-based sports. He is looking forward to being immersed in a new culture and gaining insight into Southeast Asian environmental policy.

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Karunia Fila

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  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Pacific and Asian Studies
  • Internship host organization:
    Karenni Social Development Center
  • Location: 
    Mae Hong Son, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    May to November 2024
  • Sponsor: President's Beyond Borders 
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Karunia is finishing her second year at UVIC majoring in Pacific and Asian Studies. She will be working with the Karenni Social Development Center (KSDC) in Northern Thailand teaching English to the Advanced Course students. She is looking forward to being a part of their community and to meeting all the students.

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Carly Egan

 
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    History (major), Global Development Studies (minor).
  • Internship host organization:
    Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
  • Location: 
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Internship duration: 
    May to November 2024
  • Sponsor: Global Skills Opportunity
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Carly is a third-year student at the University of Victoria completing her BA and majoring in History with a minor in Global Development. She was inspired by her interests in global and social inequality to study global development, and through her coursework has taken a special interest in migration issues. Carly is very excited about working for the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women in Bangkok, Thailand. She loves Thai food and cannot wait to immerse herself in this international learning experience; she wants to enthusiastically thank CAPI for this wonderful opportunity.

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Lauren Lum-Webb


  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Political Science, Global Development Studies
  • Internship host organization:
    PACOS Trust
  • Location: 
    Subang Jaya, Malaysia
  • Internship duration: 
    May to October 2024
  • Sponsor: Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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Lauren is a fifth year student at the University of Victoria where she is studying Political Science and Global Development. She is passionate about people and community and is looking forward to gaining first hand experience. For her internship Lauren will be traveling to Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia where she will be working with PACOS Trust. She is very excited and grateful for this opportunity and cannot wait to learn from community.

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Julia Hockey

 
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Psychology
  • Internship host organization:
    Ehime University
  • Location: 
    Matsuyama, Japan
  • Internship duration: 
    September - November 2024
  • Sponsor: 
    CAPI Jarislowsky Japan Chair
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Julia is a third-year student pursuing her BSc in Psychology along with a language certificate in Japanese at the University of Victoria. She is enthusiastic about helping others through psychology, mental health prevention strategies, and dance. Eager to expand her horizons, Julia is thrilled to embark on an internship with Ehime University in Japan. Through this opportunity, she aims to immerse herself in Japanese culture, gain invaluable international work experience, make connections, and enhance her linguistic proficiency in Japanese. Julia extends her heartfelt gratitude to CAPI and Ehime University for providing her with this remarkable opportunity to grow. She looks forward to making meaningful contributions and fostering cross-cultural understanding during her internship.

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Arianna (Anna) King

 

  • UVic field(s) of study:
    English (major) and Pacific and Asian Studies (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Malaysia Social Research Institute
  • Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Internship duration: 
    May to October 2024
  • Sponsor: Global Skills Opportunity
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Anna is in her fourth year of an English major and minor in Pacific and Asian Studies at UVic. She is passionate about organizing communities together to provide support and empowerment. She is headed to the Malaysian Social Research Institute. Anna is super excited and extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn from others at the MSRI.

 

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Faaiza Vakil

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  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Social Work
  • Internship host organization:
    Malaysian Social Research Institute
  • Location: 
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Internship duration: 
    May to October 2024
  • Sponsor: Global Skills Opportunity
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Faaiza is in her final year of her Bachelor’s of Social Work at the University of Victoria. She is passionate about learning about culture, community, and art! She will be working with the Malaysian Social Research Institute and is extremely excited to be working within the education and women and girls empowerment program.  Faaiza is looking forward to spending six months in KL, Malaysia and all the learning and adventure it will bring!

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Maya Wilson


  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Political Science (major), Economics (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
  • Location: 
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    May to October 2024
  • Sponsor: Global Skills Opportunity
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Maya is a fourth year political science major and economics minor at UVic. Her studies have focused a lot on political economy and labour politics and she is very excited to have the opportunity to do work in this field. Maya is currently the Outreach Coordinator at the UVic chapter of the World University Service of Canada (WUSC). This role has really taught her about how much change can be made on a global scale by organizations that work internationally. She is excited to participate in the work that GAATW does. Outside of school and volunteer work, her interests and hobbies include reading, watching movies, live music, vintage clothing, and trying different restaurants and bars with her friends. She is looking forward to meeting everybody at GAATW! 

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Emma Jotie

    • UVic field(s) of study:
      Pacific and Asian Studies
    • Internship host organization: Ehime University
    • Location: Matsuyama, Japan
    • Internship duration: June - August 2024
    • Sponsor: CAPI Jarislowsky Japan Chair

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    Emma is a third-year Pacific and Asian Studies student who is passionate about the ever-growing language and culture in the Asia-Pacific region. Emma is looking forward to gaining valuable international work experience and to deepen her insights of Japan and cross-cultural exchanges. She is grateful to the CAPI program, which has provided her the opportunity to pursue her academic and professional goals.

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Kailey McCormack

    • UVic field(s) of study:
      Biology and Psychology
    • Internship host organization:
      Malaysian Social Research Institute
    • Location: 
      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • Internship duration: 
      May to October 2024
    • Sponsor: Global Skills Opportunity


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    Kailey is in her final year at the University of Victoria studying Biology and Psychology. She has spent the past 8 months working as a co-op student with the BC Ministry of Health where she has been conducting policy work on Homelessness. She will be travelling to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to work with the Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) as a program assistant. Kailey is excited and grateful for the opportunity to work and learn from the team at MSRI.

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Matthew Schmidt

 
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Business
  • Internship host organization:
    Karenni Social Development Center
  • Location: 
    Mae Hong Son, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    May to October 2024
  • Sponsor: 
    Global Skills Opportunity
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Matthew Schmidt is a third-year business student attending the University of Victoria. He is extremely excited about the opportunity to work at KSDC in Northern Thailand for 6 months, starting in June 2024. He is excited to get started and connect with the students, not only to help students develop their English literacy but also to develop lasting relationships and connections with the members of the organization.


Thank you to our sponsors

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The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (QES) program is managed through a unique partnership of Rideau Hall Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada, and Universities Canada


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The CAPI Jarislowsky Chair in Japan/ East Asian Studies

 

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This project is funded by Global Skills Opportunity, the Government of Canada's outbound pilot mobility program.