Current Interns
  • Caroline Armstrong

    Caroline Armstrong Security Assistance Monitor, Latin America and the Caribbean

    Email: carmstrong@ciponline.org

    Caroline is a sophomore studying Science Technology and International Affairs with a concentration in Security and Technology at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.  She is also working toward a certificate in European Studies. Caroline is particularly interested in counter-narcotics and women’s issues in Latin America. Caroline speaks Spanish and is learning Portuguese. Beyond her academic interests, Caroline enjoys running, reading, cooking and traveling to experience new cultures.

  • Samuel Barnett

    Samuel Barnett Win Without War Coalition

    Email: sam@ciponline.org

    Samuel is a rising sophomore at Cornell University, double majoring in Near Eastern Studies and Government with a minor in International Relations. He is interested in counter-terrorism, nuclear proliferation, and anti-American sentiment in the Middle East. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, travelling with his family, and playing guitar.

  • Helen Fite

    Helen Fite Win Without War Coalition; Arms & Security Project

    Email: winwithoutwar@ciponline.org

    Helen is a rising senior at Furman University in South Carolina. At Furman she studies Political Science and Communications. She is particularly interested in political strategy, American government and women in politics. In her free time she enjoys running, traveling and trying new coffee shops and restaurants.

  • Eloise Goldsmith

    Eloise Goldsmith Security Assistance Monitor, Central Eurasia

    Email: egoldsmith@ciponline.org

    Eloise will begin her fourth year at McGill University this fall where she studies History, Political Science and Russian language. She recently spent a semester in St. Petersburg, focusing on Russian foreign policy and Eurasian politics. She is particularly interested in human rights, public health and women's issues in international development. In her free time she enjoys traveling, cooking and exploring DC.

  • Bryn Herrera

    Bryn Herrera Security Assistance Monitor, Middle East-North Africa

    Email: bherrera@ciponline.org

    Bryn Herrera is a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Political Science at The University of Texas at San Antonio where his academic focus has been on international relations and global affairs. In these fields, Bryn is particularly interested in arms proliferation, counterterrorism, security, and diplomacy. He is the co-president of UTSA’s Graduate Political Science Association and a member of the Pi Sigma Alpha honor society. He enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring the city. 

  • Brandon Hughes

    Brandon Hughes Development and Fundraising

    Email: development@ciponline.org

    Brandon is a rising senior at American University, majoring in international studies with a concentration in foreign policy and national security. He is also pursuing certification in Spanish and French translation while at AU. Much of his fundraising experience has been gained working with the American Cancer Society, where he is still an active volunteer.  Some of Brandon's academic interests include defense, immigration, and environmental policy. Recreationally, he enjoys travelling, cooking, and creative writing.

  • Blaze Joel

    Blaze Joel National Security

    Email: nationalsecurity@ciponline.org

    Blaze is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College and a current student in the Columbia University/LSE Dual MA/MSc Program in International and World History.  At Dartmouth, he majored in history and anthropology and wrote an undergraduate thesis on nationalism and memory in Croatia regarding the breakup of Yugoslavia. His masters dissertation focuses on the role of the international community in Bosnia during the 1990s and the impact it has had on historical memory in the nation.  While an undergraduate, Blaze studied abroad in Auckland, New Zealand, and Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Jared Thompson

    Jared Thompson Security Assistance Monitor, Africa

    Email: jthompson@ciponline.org

    Jared will be a senior at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky pursuing a degree in International Studies with a concentration in Development. He focuses on African security issues, studied abroad in Cameroon in January 2015, and plans on entering graduate school after graduation. In his free time, he enjoys hiking and collecting vinyl records.

Past Interns

Spring 2016

Priya Amruthkumar // Financial Transparency Coalition
Clarissa Cooney // Security Assistance Monitor, Middle East-North Africa
Michael Drager // Security Assistance Monitor, Africa
Haley Florsheim // Security Assistance Monitor, Latin America and the Caribbean
Anderson Gass // Win Without War Coalition; Arms & Security Project
Sarah Mulnick // Security Assistance Monitor, Communications
Bailey Welsh // Fundraising & Development

Fall 2016

Security Assistance Monitor Communications Intern // Hailey Choi
Financial Transparency Coalition // Adam Gerlach
Security Assistance Monitor, Africa // Alexis Kedo
Fundraising & Development // Gabriella Linardi
Security Assistance Monitor, Latin America and the Caribbean // Ted Lynch
Security Assistance Monitor, Central Eurasia // Jackie Mahler
Win Without War Coalition; Arms & Security Project // Chris Marks
Security Assistance Monitor, Middle East-North Africa // Leah Schulz
National Security // Harron Young

Summer 2015

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

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)