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Established in 2011 by T. Urling and Mable Walker, this fund supports students who have an interest in US/Canadian relations, undertaking an internship in Canada.

Social Justice Intern - Center for Studies and Community Strengthening Mano Vuelta A. C.


Empowering Communities for Change

Welcome to my internship overview! During my time at Mano Vuelta, I had the privilege to work on a range of impactful projects that aimed to empower indigenous and Afro-Mexican youth in Oaxacan communities. Through research, analysis, and hands-on facilitation, I contributed to initiatives that promote safe, dignified, and self-managed abortions while also addressing broader issues such as gender violence and resource management. Here's a glimpse of the valuable experiences and accomplishments from my internship:

Internship with ICLEI's Urban Research, Innovation, and Development Team


ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) is a global network working with more than 2,500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, ICLEI influences sustainability policies and drives local action for low-emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient, and circular development. The team I interned for (the Urban Research, Innovation, and Development (URID) Team) is part of the ICLEI World Secretariat based out of Bonn, Germany, which coordinates the 24 other regional offices. 

Legal and Development Team Intern with Recycle Track Systems (RTS)


As the Legal Intern at Recycle Track Systems, no two days were ever the same. My responsibilities ranged from writing and reading live contracts to sitting in meeting with clients and other departments at RTS. I was lucky enough to be a part of the biggest project that the company has to date and assisted with the application for the possible client. Every day in the office, I was able to and trusted to make choices and carry them out for the company. Looking back on the experience and the goals that I set at the beginning of the summer, I met and exceeded all of them.