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.
Victoria is a recent graduate of Indiana University’s Herman B. Wells Scholars Program. Her undergraduate study was in Anthropology and Human Biology, with a unifying focus in Medical Anthropology/Human Health & Disease. She is thrilled to continue uniting her interests in these areas as a CWIS intern working under Dr. Leslie Korn. Victoria will be contributing to an ongoing medicinal plants project, summarizing extant biomedical knowledge about various plants featured in traditional medicine. She will also be joining the team working to compile Dr. Korn’s forthcoming clinical workbook in integrative psychiatry.
Eileen Calub is an undergraduate student at the University of Florida pursuing a double major in Linguistics and International Studies with a minor in Mass Communication Studies. She is passionate about human rights and indigenous language preservation. In her free time, she likes writing, traveling, and learning foreign languages.
Gillian Joseph is an Ihaŋktoŋwaŋ Dakota student and storyteller who grew up as a guest on Waxhaw and Catawba lands. They are currently living abroad to pursue an MSc in cross-cultural psychology, working on a thesis that will investigate the relationship between sovereignty and positive health outcomes in Indigenous communities. Previously, Gillian has worked with the American Psychological Association and National Indian Health Board to research Indigenous wellbeing.
Ana is an undergraduate student at Tufts University, studying anthropology and international relations. Though originally from Bogotá, Colombia, Ana mostly grew up in Washington, DC and now calls Somerville and the Boston area her home. In the classroom and through internships, Ana loves learning about environmental justice, modern forms of colonialism, human rights and sustainable development. In her free time, she also loves to hike, climb, bake, read, and be outside!
Tayma will be working under the supervision of Dr. Leslie Korn to help develop a postgraduate program on cultural awareness and diversity. She is an undergraduate in the Honors College at the University of Houston pursuing a dual degree in Public Health and Anthropology. She is a research intern at the social determinants and health disparities lab at her university and she is a part-time research assistant for a project called Taking Texas Tobacco Free, which investigates the social determinants of tobacco use.
Ashley-Devon Williamston is a cultural anthropologist who currently serves as the CWIS Social Media Coordinator and works to promote indigenous movements and CWIS programs. Based in Cincinnati, OH, their research observes emergent and longstanding facets of marginalized cultures across the U.S. and Central America. In addition to their work with CWIS, they also work as a Research Coordinator in the Department of Family Planning at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Leonard, ‘Leo’ Mukosi is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) Candidate in the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program at the University of Arizona, James E Rogers College of Law. Leo has worked in the U.S, Zimbabwe and Kenya with different organizations that advocate for the rights of children and Indigenous peoples.
Isabella is an avid museum-goer, travel enthusiast, and has a passion for sustainable food and cooking. She holds a BA from Bennington College in Art History and Spanish. In her spare time she enjoys horseback riding, leading trails in the beautiful Vermont mountains, volunteering at the Queens Farm and spending time with her friends in New York City.