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 →
Archive for ‘Latin America’
In the summer of 2006, Adam Melendrez joined the ranks of several former GIIP students and served an internship in Lejamani, Honduras with of one GIIP’s sustaining partners, the Riecken Foundation.
The Riecken Foundation is an NGO working in Honduras and Guatemala to “promote the discovery of…
Alejandra Bonilla and Dayana Stockdale
Summer 2008 saw two great GIIP interns work with the Riecken Foundation in Honduras, continuing our long standing partnership with this organization.
GIIPer Dayana Stockdale worked in Riecken’s office in Tegucigalpa, Honduras’ capital, to develop a portal with online resources for their network of 61…
Chalatenango, El Salvador
GIIP fellow Gail Chadwin spent Summer and Fall quarter in Chalatenango, El Salvador, helping a local NGO preserve natural resources and improve the local infrastructure and economy. Working with the Intermunicipal Technical Unit (UTI) of the Association of Municipalities Mancomunidad La Montañona (MLM), Gail’s project focused on…Read more →
In 2005 Kara Deyhle, GIIP fellow, served a six month internship in Chiapas, Mexico where she worked with a grassroots, weaving cooperative run by indigenous weavers. Kara taught computer classes, worked on a digital product catalog and supported their efforts to create sustainable community development within the small,…
GIIP fellow Natasha Collins had a busy summer working with domestic violence programs . Over the course of her internship, she completed a video documentary about domestic violence against women. Working directly with the grassroots organization María Elena Cuadra (MEC), Natasha’s work consisted of interviewing experts, including…