Current interns based at ECMI Flensburg office

Madoka Hammine (Japan)

Madoka Hammine is currently enrolled at the Univerisity of Lapland (Finland), working on her PhD research project on minority language education in Sami languages in Finland and Ryukyuan languages in Japan. Her research interests include minority language education policy, language teachers' education, and identity constructions of minority language speakers. She holds a Master's degree in Teaching English to the Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), from the Univerdity of Edinburgh (Scotland).

Her thesis is entitled "Role of Languages in Negotiation of Teacher's Identities in Multilingual Educational Settings - the cases of Scottish Gaelic Language in Scotland and Ryukyuan Languages in Okinawa -" (2013). She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Educational Psychology from the International Christian University (Japan).

At ECMI she works under a supervision of Dr. Zora Popova. While conducting her own research, she will be working for the ECMI research cluster on Culture & Diversity.

Internship duration: November 2015- January 2016


Mari Yoshida (Japan)

Mari Yoshida is currently enrolled in Euroculture Master of Arts programme, studying for a joint degree from universities of Groningen (the Netherlands) and University of  Deusto (Spain). She received her first degree in Language and Culture from Osaka University, Japan. Her research interests include integration policies and “culturalisation” of political and public discourse on the immigration issues in Western European countries.

As an ECMI intern, Mari will be part of Culture and Diversity team, assisting in the ongoing research projects on the topics of Media & Diversity, Minority Rights in Education and Linguistic Diversity & Language Policies.

She will be carrying out a research project on the Dutch civic integration test and new inclusion and exclusion patterns it brings in the Dutch society as part of her degree.

Internship duration: November – January 


Robin Maxton (Scotland)

Robin Maxton has recently received an MA in International Relations and German from the University of Aberdeen. His research interests include human security, conflict resolution, and Soviet Successor states in Global politics. His thesis, 'Growing Insecurity', offered an analysis of the neoliberal economic transition policies applied to Ukraine (1989=2014) in an attempt to measure their effects on levels of human and environmental security in the region.

As an ECMI intern, Robin will be working as an assistant to the Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP) under the supervision of Dr. Hanna Vasilevich.

Internship duration: January 2016 – March 2016


Current non-resident interns

Non-resident interns are not based at ECMI office, however, they assist ECMI Senior Researchers or project managers in various research related tasks. Current non-resident interns are involved in Media and Diversity project of the Cluster Culture and Diversity and the MMTE project.

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