The internship provides you with the opportunity to advance the mission of CWIS while achieving your personal and professional goals under the tutelage of senior staff.
Normally, interns at the graduate level are chosen, however exceptional undergraduates may apply. A minimum of 3 months commitment is required.
Your activities may include:
You have the opportunity to participate in developing effective leadership in the exercise of sovereignty and effective governance, and the development of ongoing law and diplomacy nationally and internationally.
You may choose to develop your clinical, research and writing skills about Traditional Healing Arts and Sciences and contribute to publications and books in the areas of indigenous culinary and herbal medicines for the treatment of physical and mental well-being.
Laura Killian joined CWIS in 2006 after graduating from University of Vermont and conducting field work in the Philippines. She became a staff member managing responsibilities for the Education program and the NIH research project. After 3 years, Laura moved to Seattle and completed a MA degree at Antioch University. She is currently Assistant Professor at Washington State University and sits on the Board at CWIS.
Olivia is passionate about the traveling and having culturally and linguistically immersive experiences. She plans on translating such passions into an International and Global Studies major with a focus in Latin America. She is also interested in History, Spanish, and Environmental studies. Apart from academics, Olivia hosts a radio show at her college’s radio station.
Naneh is an artist, herbalist and researcher living in New York City. She received a BA in Sculpture from Bennington College and her postgrad education from the New York Botanical Gardens and Brooklyn Botanic Gardens with a focus on dendrology and herbal medicine. She grows a personal medicinal urban garden and harvests her plants to be turned intovarious medicinal products.
Mirjam Hirch began with CWIS and CTM as an intern, in 2003 working with Dr. Korn in Mexico in 2003 and later at CWIS in Olympia. She conducted research in many indigenous nations including Tadjiskistan, Ghana, Mexico and Peru. She became a Senior Fellow in 2008 at CWIS in Traditional Healing Arts and Sciences and Associate Scholar where she currently co-ordinates the policy initiative on Indigenous Health in Human Rights. She received her Doctorate from the University of Cologne in 2009.
Joanna worked as a research intern with CWIS during the fall of 2005. In February 2006 she moved to Australia to undertake a dual Masters program at The Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. She graduated in 2007 with a Masters in International Relations, and a Masters of Diplomacy as the James Ingram Excellence in Diplomatic Studies (International) inaugural recipient.