Current Interns, 2017
Elizabeth Matthews is a recent graduate of CSU with a degree in Zoology. She has studied anthropology and natural resource management in South America, and hopes to soon continue her international aspirations in graduate school. But for now she has returned to her roots in Anchorage, Alaska, where she works as the Wish Coordinator for Make-A-Wish Alaska & Washington. Elizabeth has contributed several blog posts for AMRDI on climate change in Alaska, environmental distancing and culturally relevant housing in rural Alaska. She is also helping with our research on tuberculosis in rural Alaska.
Katie Umphlett is a recent graduate of CU Boulder where she studied International Affairs and French. Though headed to graduate school soon, for now, she is working in her hometown of Denver. Driven by a desire to research and analyze events from a policy perspective, she is excited to work for AMRDI. Katie is assisting with AMRDI's #WesternWatch blog posts, and is particularly interested in the economic complications of the eveolving Western ski town.
Alyssa Leib graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in political science and economics and a minor in Spanish. She studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and has traveled through much of Latin America, most recently Colombia, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. Alyssa is supporting AMRDI's Coffee Lives program by conducting research on the challenges faced by coffee farming communities in Central America. When she is not playing with numbers, you can find Alyssa hiking or snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains or learning new ways to cook vegetables.
Rachel Esienstat is a Masters student in Political Science at Colorado State University, with concentrations in environmental politics and public policy. Her research focuses gender mainstreaming practices within environmental governance, examining whether democratizing mechanisms which open channels of agency and influence to actors in civil society necessarily result in greater gender equality. She is exploring and critiquing the arguments for gender mainstreaming in both academic literature and environmental governance institutions. Rachel earned her B.A. with Honors in Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies from Goshen College in Goshen, IN.
Celeste Havener graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, majoring in Environmental Engineering with a focus in Applied Ecology. She recently returned from Uganda where she worked for a social enterprise that manufactures water filters. Celeste supports AMRDI’s research of the socioeconomic effects of climate change in ski resort regions, focusing on California.
AMRDI is also proud to be working with several undergraduate teams from both the University of Colorado and the University of Denver.
Looking for an opportunity?
AMRDI accepts applications for internships for Fall, Spring and Summer sessions. These are tailored to meet your academic requirements and generate skills-based work experiences and professional development, while augmenting AMRDI's strength in its core focus areas and activities. These are competitive positions.
Please inquire via firstname.lastname@example.org over specific positions, and attach a cover letter and CV or resume at the same time. Thanks!
See 2016-2017 positions here.