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.

Jessica Draper
Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative 
Arms & Security Project

jdraper@internationalpolicy.org

Jessica Draper is a recent graduate of the University of Mannheim (Germany) where she received her MA in political science with an emphasis in quantitative research methods. Her thesis focused on the impact of the Saudi-led coalition's airstrikes on Houthi activity in both Yemen and Saudi Arabia. She received her BA from the University of Arizona in political science (international relations) with a minor in Middle Eastern and North African studies. Prior to CIP, Jessica interned at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt working on issues related to cybersecurity and emerging military technologies. Her research interests include international conflict and security, the arms trade, and emerging weapons systems.

Darren Harvey
Africa Program

dharvey@internationalpolicy.org

Darren Harvey is a recent graduate from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies, receiving his M.A. in International Development. Prior to CIP, he worked in Sierra Leone as a Hygiene Education and Water Sanitation Consultant for the Peace Corps, collaborating on projects with district government representatives, providing quality health care interventions. Part of his time in Sierra Leone was spent developing a program that built a team of trained Dialogue Facilitators, enhancing volunteer capacity. Darren also draws from experiences in Malawi as a Research Assistant, engaging with community leaders in Mzuzu and Nkata Bay. His research ranges from examining the developmental progress of Jamaica to analyzing the in-the-field practicality of health programs in Sierra Leone.

Morgan Palumbo
Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative

mpalumbo@internationalpolicy.org

Morgan Palumbo is a current graduate student at The George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. He is studying international affairs with concentrations in U.S. foreign policy and Europe and Eurasia. Prior to moving to Washington D.C., Morgan received his B.A. in Global Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and subsequently spent time writing for The Culture Trip in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research interests include the resurgence of traditional Eurasian state actors - including Turkey, Iran, and China - and the impact of their respective resurgences on the development and implementation of U.S. foreign policy in the 21st century.

Min Wong
Security Assistance Monitor

mwong@internationalpolicy.org

Min Wong is an undergraduate student at The George Washington University majoring in International Affairs with Conflict Resolution and Asia concentrations and a minor in Arabic. She is originally from Taiwan, but was raised in the UAE. Prior to joining CIP, she studied abroad in China and Jordan, focusing on regional politics and Chinese and Arabic language proficiency. Her interests include international security in East Asia and the Middle East.

Alexander Bertschi Wrigley
Security Assistance Monitor

awrigley@internationalpolicy.org

Alex is a recent graduate of Sciences Po (Paris School of International Affairs) where he pursued a Master’s Degree in International Security with concentrations in Diplomacy and the Middle East. He is also a graduate of SOAS, University of London where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations. Prior to CIP, Alex interned at the U.S. Embassy in Morocco, Gulf International Forum, as well as Grupo Desportivo Manica, a Mozambican NGO. His research interests include US-Maghreb relations, environmental security, the water-energy-food nexus, and political development in Central Asia.

Shaobin Zheng

Security Assistance Monitor

szheng@internationalpolicy.org 

Shaobin Zheng is a recent BA graduate from Boston University, double-majoring in History and International Relations with concentrations in Chinese foreign policymaking, Sino-US relations, and Asia-Pacific strategies. Before coming to CIP, he worked in the US-Asia Institute where he assisted in the planning and execution of the U.S. Congressional delegations to China and diplomatic receptions in Washington D.C. Native in Mandarin and Taiwanese, he has conducted several academic research projects investigating the impact of Taiwan’s 2020 election, China Mainland-Taiwan relations, Hong Kong insurgence, and South China Sea disputes. He is going to start a JD Program in Fall 2020 due to his determination to facilitate China’s communication with the outside world and advance its Rule of Law development.

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

Tomgram: Ryan Summers and Ben Freeman, Of, By, and For Them (Not Us)

Nov-12-2019

Foreign influence in America is the topic du jour. From the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s request that a foreign power investigate a political opponent to the indictment of associates of his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. elections, the nation has been transfixed by news of illegal foreign influence in the political process. While such efforts to subvert American elections garner headlines, there remains a treasure trove of perfectly legal ways foreign powers are subverting American democracy. And they’re not waiting for election day -- they’re doing it every single day of the year.

by Ryan Summers and Ben Freeman

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative and 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

Fall

Emily Coletta

Security Assistance Monitor

Amy Hensler

Security Assistance Monitor

 

Michelle Jituboh

Africa Program

Samantha Kirsch

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiative Arms & Security Project

Max Matusow

Development & Communications

Gaurav Partap Singh

Security Assistance Monitor

Ryan Summers

Foreign Influence Transparency Initiatve

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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