Current interns based at ECMI Flensburg office
Caitlin Boulter (Australia)
Caitlin is currently studying an MA Euroculture at Uppsala Universitet in Sweden and Georg-August Universität Göttingen in Germany as part of an Erasmus Mundus Masters Programme. She holds a BA in International Studies (Germany) and a BA in Communications (Media Arts and Production) from the University of Technology, Sydney. She has a particular interest in media representation and discourse, history, and German-EU relations.
While at the ECMI, Caitlin is assisting Dr Zora Popova on the Media & Diversity Project, working first to process, analyse and compile data gathered by non-resident interns, and then analysing media trends, and investigating the role of public media – both mainstream and minority outlets – in hampering or promoting discussion and interaction between majority and minority populations in Europe.
Internship duration: September 2014 to January 2015
Helena Danilova (Canada)
Helena has recently graduated from the University of Toronto with M.A. in Russian, European, and Eurasian studies. Her master’s thesis was on the Belarusian state-sponsored nation-building post 1991, a case study of ideological shaping of collective historic memory. At ECMI, Helena will be focusing her research on Belarus within the Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP), which is meant to promote the pursuit of equality and diversity policies by national institutions, as well as minority participation in public life.
Outside ECMI, Helena is ready to immerse herself in the German culture and practice her language skills.
Internship Duration: September - December 2014
Antonia Horodinca (Romania)
Antonia has recently finished her Bachelor in Human Rights and is currently enrolled in a web-based, long-distance Master programme in Sociology of European Law, Lund University (Sweden). She is interested in both social science research issues and hands-on civil society work, which is why she tries to combine them as much as possible.
Antonia’s research interests include minority rights in Europe, Eastern Europe and the EU, Turkey and the EU, democratic studies, and perceptions of threat – all from a human rights perspective. At ECMI, she will explore one of the above interests, while working on a project focusing on majority-minority relations in the Republic of Moldova, under the supervision of dr. Raul Carstocea, in the Conflict and Security cluster. Simultaneously, she will be working on her master programme assignments.
Internship duration: September – December 2014
Mariia Kryvokhyzhyna (Ukraine)
Mariia is currently doing her Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Freiburg. She holds a BA in Cultural Studies from the “Kiew-Mohyla Academy”, Kiev. Mariia’s research interests include minority rights in Eastern Europe, particular in Ukraine.
At ECMI, she will work within the Eastern Partnership Programme (EPP), that’s goal is to enhance governance and to advance state policies on the prevention of ethnic discrimination and on the mainstreaming of national minorities issues according to European practices in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. She has a particular interest in the state of the refugees, representatives of the Russian minority in Ukraine and Crimean tatar refugees in the continental Ukraine under current conditions.
Internship duration: October 2014 – March 2015
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.
Ana Kedveš is currently an advanced master student majoring in Regional Cooperation and European Integration at the J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia, and holds a master degree in English Philology and Pedagogy. Her further education includes Karl-Franzens University summer programmes, trainings in conference interpreting, Croatian sign language, volunteers and project management, as well as various courses within the “Youth in Action” programme.
Dumitru Iulia Alina
Dumitru Iulia Alina is from Romania and currently she is student of MA course in Business, Language and Culture, the International Relations track at The University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense. She has obtained a Bachelor degree in Economics and Finance from the Dunărea de Jos University in Galati.She is also involved in the International Campaign Team for the European Elections as a volunteer.
Sara recently obtained a Bachelor in Social Sciences with majors in Human Geography, Sociology and Anthropology from the University College Roosevelt, the International Honours College of Utrecht University, in the Netherlands. In September 2014, she will continue her studies at University College London with a Master in Urban Studies.
Her research interests cover issues related to urban diversity, minorities, social policies, and governance, with a special interest in the effects of discourses and perceptions on underprivileged groups.