Janna is studying a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and health studies at Dickenson College. She joined the VACorps program in May 2018 and participated in a public health internship at an NGO that specializes in medical research and implementation

“I absolutely loved my time in Cape Town as a VACorps intern and I would do it over again in a heartbeat! While I was in Cape Town I completed a Public Health internship where I got to see and work on behind the scenes logistics of tuberculosis research and intervention program. I learned so much from the work I did and from my co-workers. One of the highlights of my internship was the networking opportunities that came with informational interviews with my co-workers. They answered a lot of questions about grad school degrees, internships, how to be successful in this field, and future people that I can contact both in South Africa and internationally. When I wasn’t at work, I could often be found on one of the many breathtaking hikes surrounding Cape Town, surfing, enjoying a warm cup of coffee, and catching sunsets with my friends. I am so grateful for all the support that the VACorps staff offered me during my time here including the weekly activities, the meal plan and always having VACorps staff available to talk. Interning abroad with VACorps was an amazing opportunity and exploring South Africa was unforgettable. I could not have asked for a better summer!”

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Ana Martin Gorbe – Madrid, Spain (2019)

Ana (pictured center left) is studying Psychology and UNED. She joined the VACorps program in September 2019 and participated in a counseling and psychology internship at an organization that offers counseling, addictions support and [...]

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Peyton McGovern – Oregon, USA (2019)

Peyton is an aspiring Human Rights Lawyer, currently studying English and Non-Profit Management at Southern Oregon University. She joined the VACorps program in September 2019 and participated in a Refugee and Human Rights Internship [...]

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Keira Harbour – Cornwall, United Kingdom (2019)

Keira is studying Politics and International Relations at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She joined the VACorps program in June 2019, and participated in the VACorps Human Rights Internship Program.  "My [...]

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Jessica Buss – Edmonton, Canada (2019)

Jessica is studying her Bachelor of Child and Youth Care at MacEwan University.  She joined the VACorps Program in May 2019 and participated in a social work internship at an NGO that offers trauma [...]

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Simran Chugani – Minnesota, USA (2019)

Simran is studying Neuroscience at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 and participated in a public health internship at an HIV/AIDS Foundation. "If I had to summarize [...]

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Andy L – Manila, Philippines (2019)

Andy is studying towards her  BSC Business Administration with a minor in Operations Management at Enderun College. She joined the VACorps Program in July 2019 and participated in a marketing and business internship at [...]

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