Freeman Foundation Internships in Asia

A generous grant from the Freeman Foundation has made it possible for 20 William & Mary undergraduates to conduct unpaid internships in Asia in Summer, 2018.  The purpose of this program is to provide students with a range of professional opportunities in structured, real-world settings that will allow them to clarify their career goals, enhance their career preparation, and develop their cultural competencies.   

This program is administered by the Charles Center for Academic Excellence, working in partnership with the Program in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the Program in Asian and Pacific Islander-American Studies.

Summer 2018 interns were selected from an applicant pool of 49 students that included 23 juniors, 20 sophomores, and 6 freshmen.  Applicants were distributed over 17 majors, with the most common being Biology, Government, Finance, Economics, and International Relations.

Summer, 2018 Freeman Foundation Internships
Suzie Bae, East-West Management Institute, Laos
Heather Baier, CheckMySchool, the Philippines
Jason Bard, Nippon Neuroscience, Tokyo
Patrick Canteros, Contineo, Hong Kong
Tim Chen, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Jakarta
Samuel Desmarais, East-West Management Institute, Laos
Christina Durham, Institute for Peace and Unification (IPUS) at Seoul National University, Seoul
Cherry Wang, Cocoon Capital Partners, Singapore
Kathryn Heller, East Asia Institute, Seoul
Alexis Jenkins, Wildlife Conservation Society, Cambodia
Austin Kalasky, Jing-A Brewing Co., Beijing
India Lindsay, Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD), Taipei
Helen McMillian, National University of Singapore (NUS)-Middle East Institute, Singapore
John Napoli, Cummins Inc., Singapore
Emma Shainwald, Bement School, Shanghai
Jack Shangraw, Sant Maral Foundation, Gallup Poll, Ulaanbaator
Rob Sherman, United Chinese Group, Taipei
Vincent Tandaw, Singapore
Hana Warner, Sekitani Lab. The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University
Angela Yost, CheckMySchool, the Philippines


For questions, please contact Francis Tanglao Aguas or Chelsie Craddock