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 field(s) of study: 
    Biology, Political Science
  • Internship host organization:
    Malaysian Social Research Institute
  • Location: 
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Internship duration: 
    July-January 2022
  • Sponsor: 
    Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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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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Russell is a third-year law student in the JD program at the University of Victoria. He is passionate about social justice issues and the environment, and looks forward to this opportunity to learn and work with CityNet-Plus Arts in Kobe. Russell is grateful to CAPI for providing support and this opportunity.

2022 CAPI intern Charlotte Clar

Charlotte Clar

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  • Hometown: 
    Victoria, BC
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    History (major), English - Professional Communications (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
  • Location: 
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    June-December 2022
  • Sponsor: 
    Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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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 field(s) of study:
    Political Science (major), Philosophy (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Center for Indonesian Policy Studies
  • Location: 
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Internship duration: 
    July 2022 - January 2023
  • Sponsor: 
    Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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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

  • Hometown: 
    Florence, Italy / Shizuoka, Japan
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Political Science (major), Gender Studies (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    CityNet – Plus Arts Center for Creative Partnerships
  • Location: 
    Kobe, Japan
  • Internship duration: 
    September - December 2022
  • Sponsor: 
    Jarislowsky Japan Chair
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Giulia Gagliano-Tsuda is completing her Honors Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Gender Studies, concentrating on intersectional feminist theories and applying them to migration, globalization, and development issues. She is currently also an Undergraduate Research Assistant at UVic’s Center for Global Studies. Recently, she is interested in sustainable international development in Asia and has been particularly focused on Japan's progress towards gender equality through the UN Sustainable Development Goals framework. Giulia is incredibly grateful for CAPI and the opportunity to work with CityNet-Plus Arts, which will provide invaluable experiential learning that uniquely merges her academic, professional, and personal passions.

2022 CAPI intern Haley Ham

Haley Ham

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  • Hometown: 
    Hong Kong
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Political Science (major), Philosophy (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Center for Indonesian Policy Studies
  • Location: 
    Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Internship duration: 
    July 2022 - January 2023
  • Sponsor: 
    Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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Haley was born and raised in Hong Kong and moved to Victoria BC in 2013. She is a political science major and a philosophy minor who loves talking to people and working in challenging environments.

2022 CAPI intern Rowan Huff Froese

Rowan Huff Froese

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  • Hometown: 
    Kamloops, BC
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Political Science
  • Internship host organization:
    Karenni Social Development Center
  • Location: 
    Mae Hong Son, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    June - September 2022
  • Sponsor: 
    Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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Rowan Huff Froese is reaching the end of his Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from the University of Victoria. He transferred to UVic after completing the first half of his degree at Thompsons River University in his hometown of Kamloops, British Columbia. Since then, he has learnt as much or more outside of the classroom as he has learnt in it. He's looking forward to continuing his experiential learning immersed in Thailand for the coming six months. He's anxious to reach the Karenni Social Development Centre and begin his internship, and is thankful that he will be joined by fellow UVIc Political Science major Izzy Simons. Rowan is most looking forward to meeting the Karenni people and sharing their story in whatever capacity he is able.

CAPI 2022 intern Jennifer Janssen

Jennifer Janssen

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  • Hometown: 
    Mexico City
  • UVic field(s) of study:
    Psychology (major), Global Development Studies (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women
  • Location: 
    Bangkok, Thailand
  • Internship duration: 
    June-December 2022
  • Sponsor: 
    Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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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 Isabel Simons

Isabel Simons

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  • UVic field(s) 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
  • Sponsor: 
    Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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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 field(s) of study:
    Political Science (major), Global Development Studies (minor)
  • Internship host organization:
    Malaysian Social Research Institute
  • Location: 
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Internship duration: 
    July-December 2022
  • Sponsor: 
    Queen Elizabeth Scholars
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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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