This summer, the Center funded thirteen students and here is Mary Vo's story.
"For summer 2016, I am interning at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs in New York City. As a nonpartisan educational institution for international affairs, the Council tackles a broad spectrum of projects published in various forms: podcasts, journals, articles, videos, and exhibitions. Given their long-standing reputation and broad reach, I am pleased to be a part of their team.
My role with the Council is largely with the Asia Dialogues Program, for which I am researching policy changes in Japan. Among these topics are gender norms and higher education reform. For my work, I have been able to use my research and writing skills and Japanese language proficiency. Through my time here, I have met notable experts and gained a holistic view of socioeconomic changes in Japan tied to the world at large. I am also preparing the syllabus for the upcoming program on Indonesia.
In addition to this summer internship, I am also a Pacific Delegate for the Council's upcoming fact-finding trip to Tokyo this fall. For that, I will be researching the current impact of Prime Minister Abe's "womenomics" policies.
Being at the Carnegie Council requires being up-to-date on news and adaptable, so I have learned to receive and process information more quickly. Already I feel that this experience has helped me polish my skills in international affairs."
Photo: Mary Vo at the Carnegie Council