7 UW students awarded International Internship travel grants

Seven students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison were awarded International Internship Program (IIP) Travel Grant for the spring 2013 semester.

This scholarship is awarded to students who undertake a work or volunteer internship placement overseas and simultaneously enroll in the university’s Worldwide Internship online seminar course, which guides students through issues related to globalization and helps them manage the challenges of working across cultures.

The recipients are:

  • Danielle Kutka, of Williams Bay, Wisconsin, junior majoring in English and international studies, going to Dublin, Ireland, for internship with USIT, supporting inbound international visitors to Ireland through the Work and Travel department.
  • Van Thanh Le, of Chicago, senior majoring in psychology, going to Nkonkojeru, Uganda, for internship with Caritas for Children, teaching and tutoring at-risk children and assisting staff.
  • Calvin Nauer, of Janesville, Wisconsin, junior majoring in nutrition science, going to Buenos Aires, Argentina, for internship with ELI, shadowing in health clinics and assisting with community preventative health education.
  • Priya Pathak, of Marshfield, Wisconsin, senior majoring in biology, going to Pune, India, for internship with Child Family Health International, shadowing in a variety of maternal and child health clinics.
  • Brendan Ryan, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, senior majoring in German and linguistics, going to Berlin, Germany, for internship with the U.S. State Department, analyzing and reporting on political developments in Germany from the Berlin Embassy.
  • Ashley Wagner, of Mineral Point, Wisconsin, senior majoring in genetics, going to Edmonton, Canada, for internship at the University of Alberta, doing public health research with Dr. Yutaka Yasui.
  • Aubrey Winkie, of Caledonia, Illinois, junior in gender and women’s studies, going to Lunga Lunga, Kenya, for internship with Health by Motorbike, shadowing and assisting with record keeping in a women’s health clinic.