INTERNS

The Center for International Policy received a generous gift to endow our internship program in memory of former Ambassador Robert White and his wife, Maryanne White. 

 

During his distinguished career in the Foreign Service, Ambassador White was the U.S. ambassador to Paraguay and El Salvador, as well as earlier postings primarily in Latin America. He was known worldwide for his outspoken and unrelenting promotion of democracy and human rights.

Michelle Jituboh
Africa Program

mjituboh@INTERNATIONALPOLICY.ORG

Michelle Jituboh is a first year graduate student at American University studying International and Intercultural Communications with a focus on Cultural and Public Diplomacy. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French from Syracuse University. Before CIP, Michelle worked with Le Centre D’Accueil et D’Orientation in Strasbourg, France, aiding refugees seeking asylum. She briefly worked for Covance, a pharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing healthcare as a Program Assistant. Her research interests include peace building and conflict resolution, refugees and migration.

Ryan Summers
Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

rsummers@INTERNATIONALPOLICY.ORG

Ryan Summers is a recent graduate from Ursinus College where he studied Political Science and Media and Communication Studies. Before coming to CIP, Ryan has worked in the humanitarian sector where he worked as a research assistant for the Enabling Peace in Iraq Center (EPIC) compiling security, political, and humanitarian developments across the country. He also worked as a Humanitarian Practice and Policy Intern at InterAction. Ryan also undertook further studies focusing on American Foreign Policy in the Middle East at the Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA) in New York City. He is most interested in US relations with the Arab Gulf States and Iran, and is interested in researching how foreign governments influence the United States’ defense policies abroad.

Samantha Kirsch
Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative/Arms and Security

skirsch@INTERNATIONALPOLICY.ORG

Samantha Kirsch is a first-year graduate student at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, currently working towards a Masters in Security Studies. She graduated this past spring from the University of Texas at Austin where she studied Government and French. Prior to CIP, Samantha interned with lobbying and public relations firms in Austin, TX and completed a summer internship in London at a foreign policy think-tank focusing on United Kingdom Counterterrorism Policy and online radicalization and extremism. Her interests include American foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa and International Security. In her free time, Samantha enjoys watching the Texas Longhorns football games and running around DC.

Max Matusow

Development and Communications Intern

DEVELOPMENT@INTERNATIONALPOLICY.ORG

Max Matusow is a third-year student at American University in the School of International Service. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international service with international development and global comparative governance thematic areas and a Eurasian regional focus. In addition, Max studies the Russian and German languages through his university. Prior to joining CIP, he was interning in Warsaw, Poland where he was a social work assistant at a refugee foundation. After graduation, Max plans to join the Peace Corps in Ukraine and will pursue a master’s degree afterward. His interests include US-Russian relations, backpacking, development of NGOs, international urban planning, and LGBTQ advocacy.

Gaurav Partap Singh
Security Assistance Monitor

gsingh@INTERNATIONALPOLICY.ORG

Gaurav is an undergraduate at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he is studying International Affairs with a concentration in World Politics. Prior to joining CIP, Gaurav worked at the Brookings Institution and at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility at the George Washington School of Business on Matters of development economics and impact investment. Gaurav's research interests include international security and international economic relations.

Emily Coletta
Security Assistance Monitor

ecoletta@INTERNATIONALPOLICY.ORG

Emily is a recent graduate from the University of Connecticut where she studied Political Science with minors in Middle Eastern Studies, International Studies, and Anthropology. She has taken courses to learn Arabic and Hebrew and studied abroad at Tel Aviv University. Emily was a Research and Advocacy intern at the Enabling Peace in Iraq Center before coming to CIP and is pursuing a career in research related to her fields of interest.

Amy Hensler
Security Assistance Monitor

ahensler@INTERNATIONALPOLICY.ORG

Amy Hensler is a senior at Virginia Tech majoring in Political Science with minors in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies. Prior to joining CIP, Amy has studied Arabic at Middlebury College and the University of Nizwa in Oman. Her passion for Arabic prompted her to conduct a research project on religious relations in colonial Algeria. She has also interned at the Council on American Islamic Relations and Arab America. Her research interests include conflict and cooperation in the MENA region and issues on migration.

Written By Our Interns

More Money, Fewer Jobs: Why Lavishing Billions on the Pentagon Won’t Help Employment

Aug-05-2019

Whatever the spin, whether of that revolving door or of the defense industry’s publicists, the bottom line couldn’t be clearer: if job creation is your metric of choice, Pentagon contractors are a bad taxpayer investment.

By Cassandra Stimpson, Nia Harris, and Ben Freeman

Arms & Security Project; Internship Program

Egypt: Six years after the coup, what has US military assistance bought us?

July-2-2019

The death of former Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi just weeks before the sixth anniversary of the military coup that ousted him from office is a dark - but fitting - symbol of Egypt’s devolution back into autocracy. But after an unpredictable decade of upheaval, revolution, and counter-revolution one thing has remained constant - the annual flow of billions of dollars in US military aid.

By Ian Wallace

Security Assistance Monitor, Internship Program

The Lobby For War With Iran: How Saudi and Emirati influence is driving the US to war… again.

Jun-26-2019

After the disastrous results in Iraq and Afghanistan the obvious question is, who would pursue another Middle East entanglement? As is often the case in DC, if seeking answers, just follow the money...

by Cassandra Stimpson and Nia Harris

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative, Internship Program

How to Lobby Washington to Death

May-16-2019

At a moment filled with harrowing reports of death, starvation, and devastation in Yemen, ADI’s lobbyists spent their days aggressively advancing the interests of their Emirati and defense contractor clients...

by Mashal Hashem and James Allen

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative, Internship Program

Intern Alumni

2019

Spring

James Allen

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative 

Arms & Security Project

 

Daniela Pereira Salas

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Amal Farooq

Security Assistance Monitor

Mashal Hashem

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative / Arms & Security Project

Maftuna Saidova

Security Assistance Monitor

Lindsey Gray

Development & Communications

Summer

Betsenat Gebrewold

Security Assistance Monitor

Kayla Green

Africa Program

 

Megan Grosspietsch

Development/Communications

Nia Harris

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

Olivia Schadler

Security Assistance Monitor

Cassandra Stimpson

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

Arms & Security Project

Ian Wallace

Security Assistance Monitor

2018

Spring

Claire Oto

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Ana Maria Guerrero Rodriguez

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Breanna Heilicher

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Ari Rickman

Win Without War / Arms & Security Project

 

Paul Michael

Win Without War

 

Ellie Davis

Win Without War

 

Sally Schmidt

Development & Communications

Summer

Hashim Elwazir

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Lilia Popova

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Daniel Karp

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Claire Going

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Sarah Chin

Win Without War

 

Colleen Moore

Win Without War

 

Stephanie Farfan

Win Without War

 

Sarah Jolley

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative / Arms & Security Project

 

Hannah Poteete

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

 

Topaz Mukulu

Development & Communications

 

Dau Doldol

Africa Program

Fall

Helen Kassa

Africa Program

 

Lorenzo Lau

Development & Communications

 

Katie Reger

Security Assistance Monitor

 

George Savas

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Thomas Low

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative / Arms & Security Project

 

Avery Beam

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

2017

Summer

Robert Watson

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Liam Burnside

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Hannah Outsterman

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Kira Margoshes

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Brittany Tabora

Global Progressive Hub

 

Halley Posner

Win Without War

 

Derek Pauches

Win Without War/Arms & Security Project

 

Erik Yavokrski

Win Without War

Fall

Daniel Richer

Win Without War / Arms & Security Project

 

Kyaira Coffin

Win Without War

 

Talya Steinberg

Global Progressive Hub

 

Tinna Kelly

Global Progressive Hub

 

Qi Lin

Security Assistance Monitor

Angelina Demirbag

Security Assistance Monitor

Edward Douglass

Security Assistance Monitor

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