Summer Fellowships

The fellowship program was established to assist MIA and BA/MIA students at GPS in conducting high-caliber summer internships related to research on economic growth, equality and market change in the Pacific region.

The Center will help fund two to four GPS students each year for work broadly related to economic analysis and policy research. Awards will range from partial to full support, which will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Find out more about the fellowship.

2016 Summer Fellows

  • Kristen Hamel, 2017 MIA candidate

    Kristen Hamel, 2017 MIA candidate

    Kristen Hamel focuses on international economics, with a regional focus on Latin America, at GPS, where she also is vice president of Women Going Global. In summer 2016, Hamel interned in the trade intelligence unit at the Brazilian Confederation of Agriculture and Livestock in Brasilia, Brazil. Amid immersing in the Brazilian culture, Hamel’s position also allowed the opportunity to apply the economic analysis tools she learned from her first year at GPS. This included honing her experience in trade analysis, with a focus on examining barriers to trade such as tariffs and regulations that are hindering Brazilian agriculture exports.
  • Seung Wan Kim, 2017 MIA candidate

    Seung Wan Kim, 2017 MIA candidate

    Seung Wan Kim is studying international development and nonprofit management, with a regional focus on Latin America at the School. He also is vice president of finance for the Development Club and vice president of Mannam. In summer 2016, Kim helped refined public health programs and education in Lilongwe, Malawi, as an intern for the Malawi Project. Kim’s responsibilities included supporting data management through cleaning baseline survey data, conducting data quality checks, updating census data and making data-entry programs. He also set up a new monitoring team for maternal and pediatric health, which focuses on monitoring and intervention.