We love what we do, but we can’t do it alone. Our donors, staff, international volunteers, partners, and community health workers are all part of what helps CMMB deliver on our mission to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to vulnerable women, children, and communities.

There is another group of incredibly important people who bring new energy and ideas to our NYC headquarters throughout the year: Our interns. These are undergrads and graduate students who bring their passions and skills to our work. Meet our summer 2019 summer interns! (one comes from Canada!)


Introducing Our Summer 2019 Interns!

Nina Fourie

Nina is a CMMB intern and she poses outside with a canvas image of two children we serve in the field

Volunteer Programs Team 

Nina is joining us as an intern for the volunteer programs team. Nina is from Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. She is currently a fourth-year student at the University of Alberta with a double major in Political Science and Sociology.

Nina has an interest in public health, especially health policy, as she has focused her undergraduate education in these areas.

Sophia Henkels

Sophia posing outside with a canvas photo of an individual we serve

Marketing and Communications Team 

Sophia is joining CMMB as a marketing and communications intern after a semester of study abroad in London. She will be graduating next year from the University of New Hampshire with a dual degree in Political Science and International Affairs. She looks forward to using her experience with promotions and graphic design to help CMMB and its mission.

Sophia enjoys traveling and the learning experience it brings, especially internationally, where she has developed an appreciation and respect for other cultures. Her studies, love for travel, and past volunteer experiences have led to her interest in helping to make a difference through health and human development.

Chloe Jaras

Chloe, a CMMB intern poses outside with a photo of individuals we serve

Programs Team 

Chloe is joining the programs team as a volunteer program Intern. She is a junior at Fairfield University, in Fairfield, Connecticut. She will be graduating in May 2020 with a B.S. in Public Health. She has experience volunteering at the Veterans hospital and Valley Hospital.

Chloe is currently helping to conduct a nutrition research study to measure college student’s health habits. Chloe will be in the office a few days a week for three months.

Marisha Kashyap

Marisha our summer intern poses outside with a canvas photo of a mother served in the field

Monitoring and Evaluation Team 

Marisha is joining CMMB as an intern for the monitoring & evaluation team. She is currently pursuing an MPH in Population & Family Health with a certificate in Public Health Research Methods from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Marisha has experience developing culturally sound service delivery interventions for underserved communities in the National Capital Region of India and has a professional interest in the field of maternal and child health care, program planning, program evaluation, community based participatory research and health education and outreach.

Nicholas Macaluso

Nicholas is a CMMB intern who poses outside with a canvas image of an individual we serve

Marketing and Communications Intern

Nicholas is joining CMMB as part of our marketing and communications team. He is currently a junior at Ithaca College, majoring in journalism with a minor in environmental studies.

Nick is interested in journalism with a focus on visual journalism which he is able to practice through his position as the multimedia editor at Ithaca college’s student-run newspaper, the Ithacan. He would like to use the abilities he has gained through his time in the field of communications and apply them to the CMMB mission.

Edna Nthenya

Edna Nthenya, a CMMB intern posing outside with an image of an individual we serve

Information and Technology Team 

Edna is joining CMMB as an information technology intern. She is currently earning her undergraduate degree in Information Technology concentrating in Cyber-Security at DeVry University. She will be graduating in May 2020.

In the past she has done volunteer work for children with disabilities (multiple sclerosis) and volunteered in a soup kitchen around the New Brunswick area. Also, she has taken a three-week volunteer mission trip to Kenya to visit youthful faces orphans in four different parts of Kenya. She is excited to volunteer for CMMB and looks forward to a wonderful time and experience.

Tope Nwoseh

Tope, A CMMB intern poses with a canvas image of a child we serve

Monitoring and Evaluation Team 

Tope is joining CMMB’s program team as a M&E intern. She received a BSc in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and is now a diploma student in Monitoring and Evaluation of programs for UN, NGOs and Government at New York University. Tope worked in the development field in Nigeria as a research analyst and development worker with the National Population Commission Nigeria.

Most of her previous work was on demographic issues and population explosion in Northern Nigeria and West Africa. She also has significant experience in rural and community development, data analysis, and research. Tope hopes to one day use her experience to design programs, especially in child/maternal mortality and birth registration in Northern Nigeria. She is excited to be working for CMMB and gain practical knowledge in program design and evaluation methods for development projects.

Grace Provenzano

Grace is a CMMB intern. She poses outside with a canvas image of a child we serve in the field

Programs Team

Grace is joining the programs team as a volunteer programs intern this summer. This fall she will be a senior at Michigan State University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Global & International Studies with a concentration in International Development, and an additional major in Political Science. She also is pursuing a minor in Economics.

Grace has professional experience interning for the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy working on donor outreach and natural resource policy. Grace strives to gain NGO work experience here at CMMB in New York City, which is less than an hour away from her hometown of Congers, NY. She loves international travel and has a passion for learning new development strategies.

 

Chu Yu

Chu, a summer intern, poses outside with a canvas image of one of the children we serve

Marketing and Communications Team 

Chu Yu is joining CMMB as a data analyst intern on the Marketing and Communications team. She is currently an MS student of Biostatistics at Columbia University. She has an undergraduate background of Bioengineering and experience of data analyst intern in Shanghai. Chu hopes to learn more about data manipulation and to make new friends during her time at CMMB.

Carly Fassler

Carley - a cmmb intern poses outside with an image of a child we serve

Medical Donations Team 

Carly is joining CMMB as an intern for the medical donations program team. She is a rising senior pursuing her BSc in Public Health at the University of South Carolina, with a minor in Spanish Language. She has public health research experience working with a large-scale dietary intervention focused on plant-based diets and chronic disease.

Carly has also been involved in working with underserved populations through the Good Samaritan Clinic, a free medical clinic for Hispanic Individuals in her community. She aspires to attend medical school and eventually work as a physician involved in improving global healthcare. She will be in the office with us three days a week.

First Day on the Job!

2019 summer interns standing in our office common space

Our talented group of interns with Brian Gabriel (second from the left), CMMB’s volunteer coordinator!

2019 Summer interns learning all about CMMB. They sit together at a conference table for a presentation

Here, our new interns learn all about our work and the teams they will be working on!

An image featuring an icebreaker 2019 summer interns were asked to participate in

And of course, it wouldn’t be an introductory day without an icebreaker!

A Special Message to Our CMMB Interns

Thank you for dedicating your skills and time to us this summer! Your support will make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable women, children, and communities in the world.

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