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Interns 2017-18

Jacob Derksen – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern!

Congrats! It takes a special kind of person to say yes to uprooting yourself and signing up to go live and work in a foreign country for half a year, so good for you! I’m sure you’re both excited &… Continue Reading →

Mikaela Chia- Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear Future Intern, There are many things that I would love to share about my experience as an intern in India. These are things that I have tried writing about, things that I have dedicatedly tried to reflect on, things… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, It feels like just yesterday that I was submitting my application, practicing interview questions, and refreshing my email every two seconds to see if there was any news from CAPI. Packing and repacking, hugging my mom goodbye,… Continue Reading →

Rachel Lynch – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern, Congratulations on taking a huge step towards learning new things about yourself and the world! No matter where you’re going, what organization you’re working with, or your area of study, you will gain so much from this… Continue Reading →

Kanika Varma – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern

Dear Future Intern, I wish you the best on your journey ahead. Please read the following in times of doubt, confusion, depression or sadness. You will be fine. Today is hard. It’s ok to crave home. This is the blueprint… Continue Reading →

Mackenzie Martin – Blog 5: Dear future intern…

Dear future intern, Whether you have made the decision to apply, are going through the interview process, or have been selected for a CAPI placement – whichever point you are at while reading this, congratulations! You’ve taken big steps, you’ve… Continue Reading →

Rachel Lynch – Blog 4: The Maize of Zambian Culture

Throughout international development circles, agriculture and food security forums, and foreign aid distributors, the issue of decreasing Africa’s dependence on maize and diversifying agriculture sources is a constant topic of conversation. Admittedly, I’ve had at least a couple dozen of… Continue Reading →

Alanya Dhalla – Blog 5: Dear Future Intern…

Dear future intern, It has been around a month since I have returned from Asia and I am still processing the experience. It is challenging to compile all the lessons I have learned and the memories I have made for… Continue Reading →

Mikaela Chia – Blog 4: “Speak Up” and Asking “more”?

For every 100 000 people in India, there are 0.3 psychiatrists. That number is even lower when it comes to nurses (0.12), psychologists (0.07) and social workers (0.07); and even still, of the services available, only 12% of mental health… Continue Reading →

Kanika Varma – Blog 4: Foreign Aid is Friendly Fire

During my internship at CITYNET I have had the chance to read and talk about NGO work and Foreign Aid repeatedly. Out of curiosity, I began looking at debates on whether foreign aid helps or worsens the situation for receiving… Continue Reading →

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