FSI 2020 Student Interns

FSI Global Policy Interns

In the summer of 2020, FSI and The Europe Center's internships programs provided opportunities for twelve students to work with a variety of organizations focused on global policy issues. While our Stanford interns would typically travel to work in person with these organizations, the COVID-19 pandemic brought about some swift and necessary adjustments. Despite these challenges, our student interns and partners made a fantastic transition to a remote working model. Please find below their stories from the past summer!

EPRC

My Interest in the South Caucasus and the EPRC

Justin Tomczyk ’20 is an FSI Global Policy Intern with the Economic Policy Research Center. He is currently an a Master’s student in Russian, East European, Eurasian Studies, at Stanford University.
Estonia

E-Stonia: My Virtual Summer with the ICDS

Maya Guzdar ’22 is an FSI Global Policy Intern with the International Centre for Defence and Security. She is currently an International Relations major at Stanford University.
J Lee

Diving into Cyber from the Opposite Coast: Interning at the Cyber Statecraft Initiative

June Lee ’21 is an FSI Global Policy Intern with the Cyber Statecraft Initiative. She is currently an International Relations major at Stanford University.
T Friedman

“Sitting” at the intersection of tech innovation and the DoD: my first few weeks at Kessel Run

Toni Friedman ’21 is an FSI Global Policy Intern with Kessel Run. She is currently a Master’s in International Policy student at Stanford University.
While I often find myself missing the bustle of DC on a weekday morning or the thrill of attending policy briefings in-person, the past few weeks have been far more engaging than I could ever have imagined.
June Lee
Global Policy Intern, Cyber Statecraft Initiative

ALC

An internship in the age of COVID

Amarins Laanstra-Corn ’23 is an FSI The Europe Center Global Policy Intern with the Lisbon Council. She is currently an International Relations major at Stanford University.
WJP

Exploring the World from my Room: Working at the World Justice Project

Sean Gallagher ’21 is an FSI Global Policy Intern with the World Justice Project. He is currently an International Relations major at Stanford University.
AS

Mapping Global Power

Adrian Scheibler ’22 is an FSI Global Policy Intern with the European Council of Foreign Relations. He is currently an International Relations major at Stanford University.
NP

Zooms and Protests: A Summer of Remote Research

Nicole Pofcher ’22 is an FSI The Europe Center Intern at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, Belgium. She is currently an International Relations major and Sustainability minor at Stanford University.
I found myself looking forward to the 7am meetings — cup of coffee in hand, emails still blurry on my screen, my discussions with my supervisors Ivo and Tomas transported me away from my own reality — my high school bedroom — and to the cobblestone streets of Tallinn.
Maya Guzdar
Global Policy Intern, International Centre for Defence and Security

Democracy and Development

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Sean Gallagher

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Sean Gallagher

International Relations, '21
World Justice Project (WJP), Washington, D.C.
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Jason Mian Luo

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Jason Mian Luo

PhD student, Political Science
Yangon School of Political Science, Yangon, Myanmar

Economics

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Justin Tomczyk

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Justin Tomczyk

Master's student, Russian, East European, Eurasian Studies, '20
Economic Policy Research Center, Tbilisi, Georgia
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Sharon Du

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Sharon Du

International Relations, '22
West China School of Public Health, Sichuan University

Foreign Affairs

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Adrian Scheibler

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Adrian Scheibler

International Relations, Economics, '22
European Council on Foreign Relations, Berlin, Germany

Security

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Heajune Lee

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Heajune Lee

International Relations, '21
Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council, Washington, D.C.
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Toni Friedman

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Toni Friedman

Master's in International Policy, '21
Kessel Run, Airforce Detachment 12
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Cole McFaul

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Cole McFaul

Political Science, '21
Carnegie Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, Beijing, China
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Maya Guzdar

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Maya Guzdar

International Relations, '22
International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallin, Estonia

Think Tanks

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Nicole Pofcher

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Nicole Pofcher

International Relations, '22
Carnegie Europe (Brussels)
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Adrian Scheibler

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Adrian Scheibler

International Relations, '22
Carnegie Europe (Brussels)
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Amarins Laanstra-Corn

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Amarins Laanstra-Corn

Undeclared, '23
The Lisbon Council (Brussels)