2022 CAPI Interns

group photo of the 2022 CAPI interns during their pre-departure orientation at UVic Campus, April 2022
CAPI's 2022 interns during their pre-departure orientation, April 2022 (missing: Russell Chiong and Rowan Huff Froese)

Background

Since 2003, CAPI's Internship Program has funded more than 150 Canadian students and graduates 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.


 

2022 CAPI intern Caleb Catto

Caleb Catto

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  • Hometown: 
    Jasper, Alberta
  • UVic department of study: 
    Biology and Political Science
  • Internship host organization:
    Malaysian Social Research Institute
  • Location: 
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Internship duration: 
    July-January 2022
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Caleb is a student of biology and political science at the University of Victoria. They can typically be found with their head in the stars, feet atop a peak or appreciating the wondrous diversity of life, well gazing at the morphology of the tiniest of flowers. They are grateful for this opportunity to experience life in such a biologically diverse nation and thankful for the support of the Queen Elizabeth Scholars / UVIC’s Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives for sending them.

2022 CAPI intern Russell Chiong

Russell Chiong

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  • Internship host organization:
    CITYNET Yokohama
  • Location: 
    Yokohama, Japan
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2022 CAPI intern Charlotte Clar

Charlotte Clar

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  • UVic department of study: 
    History (major), English - Professional Communications (minor); 4th year
  • Internship host organization:
    Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
  • Location: 
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    June-December 2022
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Charlotte is nearing the completion of her degree at UVic with a major in History and minor in Professional Communications. She will be travelling to Bangkok, Thailand to work for the Global Alliance against Traffic in Women, an alliance of NGOs with a human rights approach to their anti-trafficking and migrant rights work, to support their communications efforts. She has an interest in migration and women's rights and is grateful to CAPI for the opportunity to work for this meaningful organization as well as looks forward to learning more about Thailand.

2022 CAPI intern Keiran Ellis

Keiran Ellis

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  • Hometown: 
    Victoria, BC
  • UVic department of study: 
    Political Science and Philosophy (majors); 4th year
  • Internship host organization:
    Center for Indonesian Policy Studies
  • Location: 
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Internship duration: 
    July 2022 - January 2023
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Keiran is a fourth-year student completing her BA in political science and philosophy at the University of Victoria. She has a passion for social justice, minority rights, refugee studies, immigration, and social policies. Through her internship at the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies (CIPS) in Jakarta, Indonesia, she will examine a wide range of social and economic policies that impact local Indonesian communities. Keiran is incredibly excited and honoured to have this opportunity. She is grateful to CAPI, the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program, and CIPS for making all of this a possibility, which will create an invaluable experience she will never forget!

2022 CAPI intern Giulia Gagliano

Giulia Gagliano

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  • Internship host organization:
    CITYNET Yokohama
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    Japan
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2022 CAPI intern Haley Ham

Haley Ham

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  • Hometown: 
    Hong Kong
  • UVic department of study: 
    Political Science (major), Philosophy (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Center for Indonesian Policy Studies
  • Location: 
    Jakarta, Indonesia
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2022 CAPI intern Rowan Huff Froese

Rowan Huff Froese

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    ##Kamloops, BC
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  • Internship host organization:
    Karenni Social Development Center
  • Location: 
    Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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CAPI 2022 intern Jennifer Janssen

Jennifer Janssen

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  • Hometown: 
    Mexico City
  • UVic department of study: 
    Psychology (major), Global Development Studies (minor); 3rd year
  • Internship host organization:
    Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
  • Location: 
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    June-December 2022
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Jennifer grew up in Mexico City and moved to Canada when she was fifteen. Growing up in two distinct cultures has cultivated Jennifer’s interest in global development issues of migration, poverty, and women’s empowerment. Currently, Jennifer is working towards a major in Psychology and minor in Global Development Studies at the University of Victoria. Jennifer’s passion for women’s empowerment led her to join GAATW, an alliance of NGO’s focused on anti-human trafficking in women and migrant advocacy. In the latter half of 2022, she will be traveling to Bangkok to work for GAATW. She is grateful to CAPI for giving her the opportunity to pursue her passions and immerse herself in a vibrant and profound culture.

2022 CAPI intern Etain Kearsey

Etain Kearsey

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  • Hometown: 
    Victoria, BC
  • UVic department of study: 
    Political Science (major), Anthropology (minor); 3rd year
  • Internship host organization:
    Malaysian Social Research Institute
  • Location: 
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2022 CAPI intern Isabel Simons

Isabel Simons

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  • UVic department of study: 
    Political Science (major), Global Development Studies (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Karenni Social Development Center
  • Location: 
    Mae Hong Son, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    June - November 2022
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Isabel is completing her BA (Hon) in political science with a minor in global development studies. She is passionate about migrants’ and displaced peoples’ rights, environmental politics, and grassroots social change. She looks forward to applying this enthusiasm to working with youth at the Karenni Social Development Centre in northern Thailand.

2022 CAPI intern Elly Thompson

Elly Thompson

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  • Hometown: 
    Vernon, BC
  • UVic department of study: 
    Political Science (major), Global Development Studies (minor); 5th year
  • Internship host organization:
    Malaysian Social Research Institute
  • Location: 
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Internship duration: 
    July-December 2022
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Elly is in the final year of her Bachelor’s in Political Science at the University of Victoria. Through her studies, Elly has developed a strong interest in International Relations, with a focus on international security, sovereignty, and supranational governance systems such as the UN and the EU. For her internship, Elly will be heading to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to work with the Malaysian Social Research Institute (MSRI) in fundraising. Elly is excited for the opportunity to work with and learn from the team at MSRI.


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