Hi, my name is Mackenzie! I have recently completed my 4th year studying Anthropology and Linguistics at UVic. I am lucky to have been given an opportunity through CAPI and the QES to be an intern with the Malaysian Social Research Institute. Through these blog posts I will share thoughts and reflections about my experience and work in Malaysia.
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 →
One of the programs that MSRI runs under the arm of the volunteer coordinators are workshops for the refugees and asylum-seekers registered with MSRI. These workshops typically fall under two themes, either health awareness or vocational training. They range from… Continue Reading →
We have passed the halfway mark of our 6-month internship in Kuala Lumpur at the Malaysian Social Research Institute, an NGO providing support programs for refugees and asylum-seekers. It’s not hard to believe, since the weeks feel like they go… Continue Reading →
I have been in Kuala Lumpur one month. In these four weeks I’ve visited the Batu Caves, spent a day in Melaka, began volunteering at the SPCA, and started work as Program Assistant at the Malaysian Social Research Institute. The… Continue Reading →
Greetings! My friend and fellow intern, Mikaela, sat with me to have a chat about my upcoming internship. We talked about who I am, where I am going, and what I hope to gain from this experience. Check back here… Continue Reading →