Our Intern's Stories

Victor Khlistunov: Intern Interview Project

Victor Khlistunov acquired a “Bachelor of Arts” majoring in linguistics and translation in Volgograd, Russia, and started his current master’s degree studies at the University of Vaasa in 2016. Since his program was transferred to Jyväskylä, this is his second year in Central Finland. Victor read about George Simons in...

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Emily Auvinen

Emily Auvinen, Marketing Communications Manager at diversophy®, 2017 I was an active volunteer in my local California community as a young adult. In 2012, I had the opportunity to organize and participate in a community service and peace education project in Rwanda, Africa. As a teenager, I started working. By the time I was an adult had experienced being a waitress, caterer, event organizer, daycare assistant and office clerk. Never would I have imagined that I would be living a life abroad. After graduating high school early at age 17 and quitting my job, I left alone for a summer...

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Kim Dau: Intern Interview Project

Kim Dau is the creator of the @EaseJournal, a tool for helping individuals be at peace in a changing world while they explore and embrace life with a mindful vision and concrete actions, a project she conceived, and whose publication she crowdfunded. Kim spent the autumn (from August until November) of 2014 as a trainee...

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Vanessa Landry Claverie: Intern Interview Project

Vanessa Landry Claverie started working with George Simons International in June 2006 - she got in touch with George through a mutual colleague when searching for a place to complete her internship. At that time, she had been doing Intercultural Negotiation studies at the University in Rennes, France.

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Katja Turck: Intern Interview Project

In 2005, Katja Turck, a German native from Cologne, was studying Communication Science and International Relations at a university in Italy. Being mostly within the mono-culture of that country, she decided to join an international summer school in France to switch up the environment a little. Katja spent two weeks of...

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