For her GIIP Project, Juliana Britto Schwartz traveled to Brazil to get to know her own roots. She lived for three months in the beach town of Itacaré, located in the state of Bahia, a state famous for having a large Afro-Brazilian population. Juliana worked as the Social Media and Administrative Intern with an organization…Read more →
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MIT is a for-profit institute that offers classes in various topics in computers as well as English courses. It is situated in the center of Moshi town, which is located on the lower slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. MIT has two locations in town, and one in rural Moshi.
Using on of the MIT venues in…Read more →
As an intern at the Center for Democratic Development Lucas Healy is using his GIIP skills to improve and develop CDD’s online presence. The largest project Lucas is taking on during his stay in Ghana is developing a web site, web application, sms system, and IVR system for an HP funded project titled, “Am Aware.”…Read more →
PUEDE – Yetzhell Diaz
PUEDE (Promoting Understanding and Empowerment through Digital Education) is one of GIIP’s newest and most exciting projects, managed by GIIP Fellows Yetzhell Diaz.
PUEDE includes many different projects, from open computer labs where parents can learn about technology in a safe and supportive environment, to teaching digital storytelling labs and hosting…
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fellow Hasnain Nazar traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a sixth-month internship with Sisters in Islam (SIS), an NGO committed to promoting the rights of Muslim women in Malaysia. SIS’s international department, Musawah, works to help improve Islamic Family Laws in nations with primarily Muslim populations. Hasnain studied…
Internships and Strategic Partnerships: Washington D.C. –
After graduating from UCSC, Jessica started a project in Washington D.C. to manage internship placements for GIIP students while creating opportunities for new strategic partnerships. GIIP has an impressive global network of alumni and a growing base of partner organizations, including nine strategic partnerships. The successful development and expansion…
Advancing Sustainable Communities via Ancient Japanese Farming Practices – Neil Richler
Advancing Sustainable Communities via Ancient Japanese Farming Practices began as a project to assess the success of Japanese sustainable farming in the context of rapid industrialization. The aim was to understand what factors, especially the use of information and communication technologies (ICT), had allowed…Read more →
Abraham’s Vision – Nadya Tannous
Abraham’s Vision is a non-profit organization based in Redwood City, CA that focuses on conflict transformation among Jewish, Muslim, Israeli, and Palestinian youth regarding the Palestinian/Israeli conflict. Abraham’s Vision was founded in 2003 with the intent of creating a safe, transformative space for exploring both group and individual identities of…
Hasnain Nazar – Win Without War
Hasnain Nazar spent a summer in Washington, DC working as an intern with Win Without War, an NGO that produces action alerts, blogs and videos to run a campaign based on a more progressive
national security strategy.
As a student of politics and international relations, Hasnain understands the grave importance…
World Resources Institute – Sarah Mann, Dillon Draper, Neil Richler
Last summer, GIIP Fellows Dillon Draper, Sarah Mann and Neil Richler traveled to Washington, DC, to work at the World Resources Institute (WRI) and live at the UCDC Center. Their internships initiated a partnership between WRI and GIIP, creating possibilities for future GIIP students…