Alex joined Project Citizenship as a Summer Intern through the Forest Foundation Internship Program. He is a rising senior at Temple University, majoring in Global Studies and Spanish. This summer, he will be helping clients apply for citizenship, assisting at workshops, and working on various summer projects, including public benefits research, social media, outreach data analysis, and client testimonials. Alex has studied in Spain, Italy, and Costa Rica and speaks Spanish, Italian, and French.
Paola joined Project Citizenship this past June as a summer intern. She is a rising senior at Bowdoin College studying Government & Legal Studies and Latin American Studies. Paola has also studied Political Science and Spanish Literature in Havana, Cuba and Granada, Spain. As a native Spanish speaker, Paola helps Project Citizenship screen applicants for eligibility, answer questions that clients may have, and provide general support in office tasks. She is also helping increase Project Citizenship’s social media presence as well as helping to conduct a testimonial project on our clients’ citizenship journeys.
Many Thanks To Our Former Interns!
Zrinka Anic Milic
Zrinka joined Project Citizenship in 2017 as a legal intern. She is a law graduate from Croatia, having completed an internationally focused LLM in Spain. She has previous legal working experience from Croatia, Spain and Australia. Zrinka’s passion for helping immigrant communities stems from her long-standing interest in the study and protection of human rights from a legal perspective. Her contributions to Project Citizenship include screening applicants for eligibility, planning workshops, and translating Spanish and English documents. Zrinka is fluent in English, Spanish, Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian.
Claudel Chevry is currently a student at Boston College, where he is obtaining his Master of Social Work with a concentration in Children, Youth and Family. Prior to graduate school, Claudel worked as a community leader where he focused on developing and implementing programs. In addition, he has worked with youth with behavioral and mental health issues. As an intern at Project Citizenship, Claudel hopes to continue learning and developing his skills in human services, while also utilizing and applying his past work experience and knowledge he obtained from the classroom and field.
Emilia joined Project Citizenship in 2016, and will be working there for one year as a student intern from Boston College School of Social Work. She is studying macro social work with a focus on refugees and immigrants. She graduated from Wheaton College in MA in 2012 with a degree in women’s studies. After graduation, she spent two years volunteering as a TEFL teacher for Peace Corps Azerbaijan. More recently, she has been working as a case manager for families experiencing homelessness, as well as for Head Start in western MA.
Juan joined Project Citizenship as a legal extern in the fall of 2016. He hopes to put his legal and Spanish language skills to use. He is a third-year law student at Boston University School of Law. Prior to law school, Juan graduated from the Florida Atlantic University, with a double major in Political Science and Spanish Literature. Over the summer of 2015, Juan interned as a law clerk at the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project. Throughout the summer of 2016, Juan was part of the Summer Legal Honors Program at a federal agency in Washington D.C.
Anthony & Elijah
Anthony (pictured left) is in eighth grade at the Boston Teachers Union School and one of our Apprentice Learning interns for the fall of 2016. Anthony chose to intern at Project Citizenship because he wanted to learn about the immigration experiences that people have. His natural curiosity and eagerness to help out has led him to be successful in his role as an intern. He enjoys and excels at playing baseball and speaks fluent Spanish.
Elijah (pictured right) is in eighth grade at the Boston Teachers Union School and one of our Apprentice Learning interns for the fall of 2016. He lives with his father, brother and sister in Boston and enjoys playing basketball and football in the park in his free time. He enjoys working with the people at Project Citizenship and expereicing an office environment for the first time.
Jacob joined Project Citizenship in May 2016 as a summer program intern. He is a rising senior at Tufts University pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. He grew up in Washington D.C. and has also spent time living in Honduras and Chile. Jacob speaks Spanish and is eager to play a role in helping immigrants from around the world take the invaluable step of becoming naturalized.
Noor joined Project Citizenship in spring 2016 as a legal intern. Noor is a law student at the Suffolk University Law School. He is originally from Jordan, and he moved to the States few Years ago to pursue his dream to become an immigration and international lawyer. Last summer, Noor worked at the Embassy of Jordan in Washington, D.C. with Mr. Amjad Al-Mbideen, the Council of the Jordanian Embassy in Washington, D.C. as one of the deputies under the Ambassador of Jordan. While in D.C. Noor worked on a range of projects such as conducting research for the extradition treaty between the U.S and Jordan, as well as various women’s rights policies in the Middle East region. After his time in D.C., he traveled back to Jordan where he worked in the legal office of the Prime Minster of Jordan. There, he worked with different human rights agencies to develop a refugee’s rights policy and educational and work programs for them.
Zuliannie joined Project Citizenship in September 2015 as a Cristo Rey corporate work study student. She is a freshman at Cristo Rey Boston High school. Project Citizenship is very grateful for her assistance copying, collating, running errands and assisting with whatever was needed.
Monica is a summer 2016 legal intern at Project Citizenship. She is a rising second-year student at Boston College Law School. Monica grew up in Colombia, and has also spent time living in Puerto Rico. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2014.
Cristine is a summer 2016 intern at Project Citizenship. She is a rising senior at Boston College, majoring in Political Science and minoring in History. As the daughter of naturalized citizens, she has always been interested in the immigration and citizenship process. She joined Project Citizenship with a strong interest in aiding those who are going through the same citizenship process her family members went through. Cristine is a bilingual Spanish speaker.
Annalise is a Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Intern at Project Citizenship. During her undergraduate years at Arizona State University, she studied Sociology with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership and Management and studied abroad in Costa Rica and Peru. After college, she served two years as an AmeriCorps Public Ally in Phoenix, Arizona, including one year spent serving in a shelter for youth who cross the border alone. Her interest in immigration work stems from her time in the shelter, as well as her time abroad. She is studying Macro Social Work with a concentration on Children, Youth and Families.
Boston College/Boston University Spring Break Pro Bono Volunteers 2016
Kena became involved in Project Citizenship during her spring break her first year at Boston College Law School. She grew up in California and graduated from UC Berkeley with her B.A. in Political Science. After graduating, she joined a public affairs firm working with civics education.
Wagner is a first year student at Boston College Law School and he is doing pro bono work at Project Citizenship during his spring break. Prior to starting law school, he taught English in a small town in Yamanashi, Japan through the JET program. Before teaching abroad, he was an intellectual property paralegal at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C. in Boston. Wagner received his B.A. in Communication from Denison University in 2010.
Daniel joined Project Citizenship in March 2016 as part of Boston University School of Law’s Pro Bono Spring Break. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Daniel earned his B.A. in Japanese History and Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. He then spent two years prior to law school interning in Congress and working at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Daniel first volunteered with Project Citizenship during Citizenship Day in September 2015.