Diana Iuliana Pirjol (Romania)
Diana Pirjol has recently finalized her training in Epidemiology (2011-12) at Cambridge University, the United Kingdom, after being awarded a Gates Cambridge Scholarship by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to her study in Cambridge she did a 2 year Master’s degree in Management and Policy Analysis in Health (2009-11) at Vrije University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Throughout this time she was involved in a number of research projects and lobbying activities on Roma issues, including her recent collaboration with the World Bank. She has a particular interest in Roma community as she is herself of Roma origin.
At ECMI, Ms. Pirjol will work as an intern in the framework of the programme ‘Supporting Roma in Academia’, organized and financed by the European Academic Network on Romani Studies. She hopes that this internship will allow her expand and publish her MSc thesis on Access to primary health care services by Roma community and general population. The ECMI expertise on minority makes it the perfect place for Diana to expand her knowledge and understanding of Roma community in the sphere of public health and political science.
Internship duration: 01 March-30 April 2013
Henrick Greve (Germany)
Henrik Greve has completed his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Hamburg and Master’s degree in International Relations at the University of Amsterdam. He is currently enrolled in the postgraduate Master’s programme “Peace and Security Studies” at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy in Hamburg.
As part of the programme Mr. Greve is spending 4 months at the ECMI during which he is supervised by Mr. Ugo Caruso to work within the Conflict and Security Cluster. He is conducting research on the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities’ Bolzano/Bozen Recommendations on National Minorities in Inter-State Relations. Other than human and minority rights, Mr. Greve’s research interests include Theories of International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Transitional Justice and Transatlantic Relations.
Internship Duration: 04 March 2013 - 16 July 2013
Marianne Zeh (Germany)
Marianne Zeh finished her B.A. in Social Work (2011) at the University of Applied Sciences in Jena. During her Bachelor degree she focused on the work with (young) offenders and became interested in the meaningfulness of human rights, which became the motivation for her work. In October 2011, Ms. Zeh started her Master´s degree in International Criminology at the University of Hamburg and is aiming at intensifying her knowledge and research experience on human rights issues during the internship at the ECMI and her Master´s thesis.
At ECMI, Ms. Zeh is supervised by Dr. Zora Popova to work within the Citizenship and Ethics Cluster. Her main focus will be on the topic of criminality of Roma and how education can be effectively used to prevent delinquency. She will have a deeper look at the actual extent of crime among Roma, what risk factors can be found for delinquent behavior and therefore need to be addressed through educational measures.
Internship duration: 4 March 2013 – 4 June 2013
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Current Call for Interns
ECMI seeks interns for the period April-September 2013 to support new ECMI initiatives in the research areas of: Performance indicators for minority rights impact, The definition of minority, Minorities and the environment. Further information here.