Eleven students will spend the summer in Asia thanks to internship awards that provide up to $4,000 toward expenses for students from any discipline.

Ten students received Freeman Foundation Internship Awards and one received the John Roderick Internship Award. Internships can be with businesses, governments, research institutes, nonprofit organizations, and more. Students are selected based on how the specific internship will build on the student’s skills and knowledge, how it will contribute to the student’s long-term goals and career trajectory, and the student’s academic distinction, according to Associate Professor of Art and East Asian Studies Ankeney Weitz. This year’s internship sites range from an orphanage in Vietnam to the Securities and Future Commission of Hong Kong.

See a full list of students and their internships below.

Information about past awards

John Roderick Internship Award

Kathy Wan ’12  
Major: economics; Minor: Japanese
Office Assistant at Jones Lang LaSalle (real estate) in Tokyo, Japan

Freeman Foundation Internship Awards

Fiona Masland ’12
Majors: international studies and East Asian studies
Research Intern at Xiao Xiao Niao, a migrant workers’ nonprofit NGO in Beijing, China

Ginger Brooker ’14    
Major: psychology
Secretary in the monastery at the Buddhasavika Foundation in Nakhonpathom, Thailand

Jennifer Tsang ’13
Majors: East Asian studies and anthropology
Research Assistant to Professor Danning Wang in the anthropology department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Amanda O’Malley ’14
Majors: international studies and economics; Minor: Chinese
Intern at Compassion for Migrant Children in Beijing, China

Hoai Anh (Jenny) Nguyen ’12    
Major: art (art history concentration); Minor: administrative science
Museum intern at the University of Hong Kong Museum of Art

Justin C. Cheung ’14
Majors: art and English; Minor: Japanese
Intern at Studio Kuma (anime production) in Tokyo, Japan

Jacob Penglase  ’12
Majors: economics and mathematics
Consulting intern at Terrasys Energy in Jakarta, Indonesia

Josephine K. Pei Liang ’14    
Major: psychology; Minor: cinema studies
English teacher at Hoa Mai Orphanage in Da Nang, Vietnam

Vichetrath Meas ’13    

Major: economics
Intern at Securities and Future Commission of Hong Kong



Bette Ha ’14

Major: East Asian studies; Minor: anthropology

Participant in the Global Youth Development Summit in Beijing, China