2019 Intern(s)

Georgia Lala (Duke Uni)

Georgia is a student in international comparative studies and political science at Duke University where she is one of 16 sixteen scholars selected internationally by the university to be part of the Robertson Scholars Leadership Programme. She has work experience as a research assistant, in client advocacy, and with a company start-up, together with a range of leadership and campus roles. Her passion lies in sustainable development work and international relations.

Awards and Honours
Dean’s List, Trinity College of Arts & Science Fall and Spring 2016, Fall 2017
Prime Ministers Future Scientist Prize January 2016
Auckland University Leadership Scholarship December 2015
Diocesan School for Girls Salutatorian December 2015
Otago Excellence Scholarship September 2015
Lion International Young Ambassador Prize October 2015
New Zealand Model United Nations Malta Embassy Scholarship July 2015
Duke of Edinburgh Hillary Gold Award June 2015



2018 Intern(s)

Chris Lijzenga

Chris is a former student of the University of Auckland where he studied a Bachelor of Arts in Politics & International Relations. During his studies he went to Tec De Monterrey in Mexico City for a semester exchange program and has also worked as an intern for a public policy think tank in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He completed this internship report for the Helen Clark Foundation in his final semester at Auckland University and hopes to take all of these experiences into a future career in the public sector. At the moment he is working as a Market Analyst intern for New Zealand Trade and Enterprise in Mexico City and will return to New Zealand early in 2019 to pursue the next step in his career.