Current Interns
  • Hailey Choi

    Hailey Choi Security Assistance Monitor Communications Intern

    Hailey Choi is a senior studying Sociology and Media Studies at the University of California—Berkeley. Her academic and research interests include third culture individuals, women's rights, and international media. Hailey was awarded the 2014 research fellowship at the Center for Ethnographic Research. On the weekends, she enjoys exploring new places with her DSLR.

  • Adam Gerlach

    Adam Gerlach Financial Transparency Coalition

    Adam is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is currently majoring in Political Science with a focus on international relations. His minors include International Development Economics as well as Environmental Sustainability. Adam has a strong interest in economic development, particularly for Sub-Saharan Africa. In his free time, Adam enjoys playing golf, listening to music, and reading.

  • Alexis Kedo

    Alexis Kedo Security Assistance Monitor, Africa

    Alexis is a recent  graduate of Fordham University in New York City, where she majored in International Political Economy with a minor in Humanitarian Affairs.  While in college, she spent nine months studying in KwaZulu-Natal and Cape Town, South Africa, which sparked her interest in security and conflict studies in the region.  In January, she will be embarking on a Fulbright grant to Kenya, where in addition to teaching and researching, she also hopes to improve her marathon times.  

  • Gabriella Linardi

    Gabriella Linardi Fundraising & Development

    Gabriella is a graduate student at The George Washington University School of Political Management. She grew up in multiple continents and speaks five languages fluently. Her professional experience with fundraising and development began when she was an undergraduate, where she assisted events at the Embassy of Indonesia and raised money for political campaigns, nonprofits, and MLK 50th Anniversary March in Washington. She travels whenever she has a chance to, leaving only Antarctica as the continent she has yet to explore.

  • Ted Lynch

    Ted Lynch Security Assistance Monitor, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Ted is currently a second year graduate student pursuing a dual degree in public administration and international relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.  He is mainly interested in Latin American and Caribbean security issues, and enjoys exploring the region. He has spent time in Paraguay as an AFS student and El Salvador as a community coordinator with La Casa de La Solidaridad and volunteering with the UCA university public opinion institute (IUDOP). Ted also holds a B.S. in chemistry with a minor in Spanish from Regis University in Denver, graduating with the class of 2013. Ted enjoys reading, fishing and big game hunting with his family in Wyoming where he grew up, but ultimately aspires to build a career in DC or Latin America. 

  • Jackie Mahler

    Jackie Mahler Security Assistance Monitor, Central Eurasia

    Jackie is a recent graduate from Tulane University where she completed a double major in International Relations and French. Most recently, she completed the Russian intensive program at Middlebury College in Vermont. Jackie's areas of interest include Russian and Eurasian studies, international security, and unrecognized or autonomous regions. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to country music, and watching hockey 

  • Chris Marks

    Chris Marks Win Without War Coalition; Arms & Security Project

    Chris is a recent graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in government. Hailing from Watertown, MA (just outside of Boston), he is interested in international relations and military history, with a focus on nuclear issues and national security debates. In his free time he likes to read, visit museums and historical sites, and pursue his passion for carpentry whenever he gets the chance. 

  • Leah Schulz

    Leah Schulz Security Assistance Monitor, Middle East-North Africa

    Leah Schulz is a recent graduate from Bates College where she majored in Politics with a focus on governance and conflict. During her time at Bates Leah studied abroad in Saudi Arabia and Morocco and wrote her thesis examining portrayals of stone throwing in the West Bank in Israeli news papers. Before joining CIP Leah spent 7 months in Israel and Palestine studying Palestinian Arabic at the Givat Haviva Center for a Shared Society. A DC native, Leah likes to get away from the city and worked for four summers in Colorado where she led backpacking trips for teens in the Rockies.

  • Harron Young

    Harron Young National Security

    Harron is a senior at Syracuse University, spending her fall semester participating in the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs in Washington D.C. program. She is majoring in international relations with a concentration in security and diplomacy and regional focus in the Middle East and North Africa; she is also pursuing a minor in international business. She has studied Arabic for two years and spent a semester in Rabat, Morocco studying the Arabic language and culture. Her interests include stability in the Middle East, national security, and global business. Harron enjoys running, traveling, and exploring D.C.

Past Interns

A special thanks to our summer 2015 interns and fellows!
We could not have done it without you!


Common Defense Campaign // Justin Bar
Financial Transparency Coalition // David Duffeck
Fundraising & Development // Nicole Albrecht
Latin America Rights & Security Fellow // Laura Weiss
National Security // Allison Gerns
Security Assistance Monitor, Africa // Kelly Hoye
Security Assistance Monitor, Central Eurasia // Almir Hodzic
Security Assistance Monitor, Communications // Hailey Choi
Security Assistance Monitor, Latin America and the Caribbean // Ani Sinani
Security Assistance Monitor, Middle East North Africa // Seamus Daniels
Win Without War Coalition // Sydney Walley
Win Without War Coalition and Arms & Security Project // Lindsay Getschel

Would you like to join the list?


Spring 2015

Afghanistan Study Group // Alexa Moschakis
Common Defense Campaign // Justin Bar
Financial Transparency Coalition // Kristin Garcia
Latin America Rights & Security Fellow // Gabrielle Acierno
National Security // Chelsea Kaser
Security Assistance Monitor, Africa // Nika Khmolovska 
Security Assistance Monitor, Central Eurasia // Anam Mian
Security Assistance Monitor, Latin America and the Caribbean // Sofia Oliveros
Security Assistance Monitor, Middle East North Africa // Limeng Sun
Win Without War Coalition and Arms & Security Project // Caitlin Hill

Fall 2014

Operations and Development // Allison Heller, American University
Latin America Rights & Security Fellow // Angelika Albaladejo, Vanderbilt University
Security Assistance Monitor // Collin Moore, American University
Common Defense Campaign // Deepika Choudhary, Marymount University
National Security // Erik Ruiz, University of California Los Angeles
Cuba Fellow // Kate Leary, Stanford University
Security Assistance Monitor // Meagan Dunham, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Security Assistance Monitor // William Tuleu, American University
Security Assistance Monitor // Mike LaSusa, American University
Financial Transparency Coalition // Alec Simpson, American University

Summer 2014

Security Assistance Monitor // Grace Beya, George Mason University
Common Defense Campaign// Jacob Marx, Colby College
Security Assistance Monitor // Sameera Ibrahim, University of Vermont
Operations and Development // Emma Hutchinson, University of California Irvine
Common Defense Campaign // Claire Glezer, Indiana University
National Security // Julia Jacovides, University of Michigan
Security Assistance Monitor // Maria Coloma, Davidson College
Financial Transparency Coalition // Tucker Burleigh, Williams College
Latin America Rights & Security Fellow // Chloe Gilroy, Colby College

Spring 2014

Operations and Fundraising // Jessica Hansson, University West - Sweden
Security Assistance Monitor // Angelica-Ruth Wekwete, Cornell University
National Security // Esther Choi, University of Texas
Financial Transparency Coalition // Priscilla Lin, Calvin College
Common Defense Campaign // Alejandra Valencia, Pace University

Fall 2013

Security Assistance Monitor Asia // Eddie Bejarano, Binghamton University
Latin America Security // Benjamin Fagan, Wheaton College
Security Assistance Monitor Africa // Kyle Dallman, Beloit College
Common Defense Campaign // Matthew Matola, UNC - Chapel Hill

Summer 2013

Transparency & Accountability Asia // Leslie Adkins, Davidson College
Latin America Security // Victor Salcedo, University of Virginia
Transparency & Accountability Africa // Alex Dobyan, Tufts University
Common Defense Campaign // Parisa Sadeghi, University of Virginia
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Isabel Custodio, Wellesley College
Cuba Project // Ashley Badesch , University of Virginia
New Media Communications & Operations // Kimberly Grano, UCLA

Spring 2013

Transparency & Accountability Asia // Cody Knapp, University of Georgia
Transparency & Accountability Africa // Georgia Butler, University of Pittsburgh
Common Defense Campaign // Nirali Parikh, Wake Forest University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Cole Jordan, North Carolina State University
Latin America Security // Marissa Esthimer, Cornell University
New Media Communications & Operations // Ashley Csaszar, Syracuse University
Cuba Project // Josh Clement, University of Alabama

Fall 2012

Transparency & Accountability Asia // Aapta Garg, American University
Latin America Security // Matt Lonergan, Boston University
Transparency & Accountability Africa // Robert Lord, Hendrix College
Common Defense Campaign // Natalie Peterson, University of Michigan
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Jesse Sandoval, University of Illinois at Urbana
Latin America Security // Jessica Varona, Syracuse University

Summer 2012

Common Defense Campaign // Daniel Resnick, Tufts
Cuba, Executive Assistant // Cristina Alvarez, Brown
Latin America Security // Anna Moses, Wellesley College
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Maxine Jacobson, Tufts
Social Media, Communications & Operations // Ian Chan, Stanford
Afghanistan Study Group // Naeem Ahmad, St. Lawrence University

Spring 2012

Common Defense Campaign // Christine Anderson
Columbia// Kelsy Greenwald, Yale
Cuba, Executive Assistant // Juanita Islas, UC Berkely
Latin America Security // Michael Kane, Wake Forest University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Anna Podoplelova, University of Colorado, Boulder
Social Media, Communications & Operations // Matthias McCoy-Thompson, American University

Fall 2011

Common Defense Campaign // Alex Mette, Beloit
Cuba, Executive Assistant // Laura Muth, Johns Hopkins University
Latin America Security // Jessica Lippman, Georgetown University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Maggie Kellogg, Seattle University
Social Media, Communications & Operations // Rachael Oettinger, UC Santa Cruz

Summer 2011

Afghanistan Study Group // Edward Kenney, SAIS, Johns Hopkins 
Afghanistan Study Group // Mary Patterson, DePaul University
Americas Program // Murphy Woodhouse, University of Arizona
Common Defense Campaign // Esha Mufti, University of Oklahoma
Cuba, Execuive Assistant // Fiorella Mejia, Brown University
Latin America Security // Claire McCleskey, Georgetown University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Alyssa Warren Georgetown University
Social Media, Operations & Communications // Teddy Woodhouse, University of St. Andrews

Spring 2011

Asia // Esha Mufti University of Oklahoma
Afghanistan Study Group // Edward Kenney SAIS, Johns Hopkins
Americas Program // Murphy Woodhouse University of Arizona
Cuba, Executive Assistant // Jaclyn Humphrey Syraucse University
Latin America Security // Erin Shea University of Rhode Island
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Brooke Padgett University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Social Media, Communications & Operations // Montana Mathieu Georgetown University

Fall 2010

Asia  // John Cavanagh, Colgate University// Michelle Trone, Emory University
Cuba, Executive Assistant // Emily Rogers, American University
Latin America Security // Allison Gilchrist, Syracuse University
Latin America Security // Johannes Schmidt, George Washington University
National Security, Afghanistan // Edward Kenney, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Grant Potter, American University
Social Media, Communications & Operations // Scott Schaffer, Indiana University

Summer 2010

Asia // Janeen Madan, Vassar College // Riya Khilnani, Yale
Common Defense Campaign // Lauren Lefebrve, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University
Cuba, Executive Assistant // Meghan Vail, UT Austin
Latin America Security // Sarah Kinosian, University of Pennsylvania
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Tess Strumwasser, Smith College

Spring 2010

Asia // Mary Longenbaker, University of Notre Dame
Cuba, Executive Assistant // Amanda Sewell, American University
Latin America Security // Cristina Salas, Universidad Catolica Andres Bello
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Lauren Lefebrve, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Fall 2009

Asia // Jessica Cho, George Washington University
Central America, Cuba // Ted Carroll, Loyola University Chicago/Coe College
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Michelle Gulino, Johns Hopkins University
Joint Demilitarization Campaign // Rebecca Wage, University of California, Santa Cruz
Global Financial Integrity // Doyle Galvin, Naval Academy
Global Financial Integrity // Nicole Barrett, George Washington University
Latin America Security // Hannah Brodlie, Oberlin College

Summer 2009

Asia // Helen Zhang, University of Michigan
Avoided Deforestation Partners // Andrew Mayersonh, Yale University
Avoided Deforestation Partners // Marika O'Connor Grant, Maret School
Central America, Cuba // Michael Anthony, American University
Colombia // Cynthia Arevalo, Texas Christian University
Global Financial Integrity // David Chalude, Tufts University
Global Financial Integrity // Lauren Citrome, Tufts University
Global Financial Integrity // Padden Muhphy, Tufts University
Global Financial Integrity // Rachel Brown, Tufts University
Joint Demilitarization Campaign // Rebecca Wage, University of California, Santa Cruz
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Carolyn Wright, American University

Spring 2009

Asia // Elyssa Gage, Pepperdine University
Central America, Cuba // Kate Jordan, Amherst College
Colombia // Matthew McClellan, Amherst College // Stacy Ulmer, Gettysburg College
Cuba // Jonathan Keyser, Suffolk University
Global Financial Integrity // Catherine Donlevie, Hamilton College
Global Financial Integrity // Sirisack Siriphanh, SUNY Cortland
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Courtney Chatterson, Pepperdine University

Fall 2008

Asia // Seher Syed, Hobbart and William Smith Colleges
Central America, Cuba // Maricelle Leon, University of Pittsburgh
Colombia // Anthony Dest, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Fundraising & Development // Ellyn Yakowenko, American University
Global Financial Integrity // Anish Savani, Georgetown University
Global Financial Integrity // Devon Cartright-Smith (research associate), Georgetown University
Global Financial Integrity // Lauren Kienzle, George Washington University
Global Financial Integrity // Mark Bulmer, McGill University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Velislava Petkova, Johns Hopkins University

Summer 2008

Asia // Abigail Cohen, University of Richmond
Central America // Tessa Vinson, College of William and Mary
Colombia // Stephanie DiBello, Beloit College
Cuba // Eva Silkwood, Baylor University
Global Financial Integrity // Janak Upadhyay, College of Wooster
Global Financial Integrity // Rachel Goodermote, Bates College
Global Financial Integrity // Rammil Mammadov (research associate), University of Souther Maine
Fundraising & Development // Aya Sakaguchi, Bowdoin College
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Aaron Shapiro, Washington University in St. Louis

Spring 2008

Asia // Dana Buchard, Miami University
Central America // Katherine Brittain, George Washington University
Colombia // Virginia Brown, Colby College
Cuba // Kimberly Silvi, St. Mary's College
Fundraising & Development // Caroline McEaddy, Davidson College
Global Financial Integrity // Andrew Brooks, American University
Global Financial Integrity // Patrick Homan, American University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Vyvy Le, Notre Dame University

Fall 2007

Asia // Kimberly Misher, Brown University
Central America // Andrea Bustard, University of California, San Diego
Colombia // Paul Jurado, Oberlin Colege
Cuba // Malvina de la Canal, American University
Global Financial Integrity // Nadine Olijnk, Rider University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Megan Mcqueeney, University of California at Santa Barbara

Summer 2007

Asia // Ashali Singham, Duke University
Central America // Rebecca Offensend,
Claremont McKenna College
Colombia // Gareth Smail, American University
Global Financial Integrity // HeeJin Lee, University of Iowa, College of Law
Global Financial Integrity // Monica Stich, Iowa State University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Anstes Agnew, Stanford University
Operations & Communications // Jessica Barineau,
American University Asia // Megan Miller, College of the Holy Cross
Central America // Melissa McNulty, Colby College
Colombia // Alessandra Miraglia, University of Wales
Cuba // Jennifer Schuett, Miami University of Ohio
Global Financial Integrity // Tommy Shen, Georgetown University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Alexandra Burke, University of Denver

Spring 2007

Asia // Megan Miller, College of the Holy Cross
Central America // Melissa McNulty, Colby College
Colombia // Alessandra Miraglia, University of Wales
Cuba // Jennifer Schuett, Miami University of Ohio
Global Financial Integrity // Tommy Shen, Georgetown University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Alexandra Burke, University of Denver

Fall 2006

Asia // Lourdes Villanueva, California State University
Central America // Revaz Ardesher, University of California San Diego
Colombia // Mariam Khokhar, American University
Cuba // Vincent Parascandalo, New York University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Danielle University of Colorado at Boulder

Summer 2006

Asia // Aaron Siirila, American University
Central America // Megan Sheehan, University of Notre Dame
Colombia // Christina Sanabria, Brown University
Cuba // Eli Shindelman, Johns Hopkins University
National Security, Fundraising & Development // Carl Gray, University of the South (Sewanee)