2020 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship: Amanda Pinheiro de Oliveira

Award Recipient: 

Amanda Pinheiro de Oliveira

Award Date: 

Monday, July 27, 2020

UCSB has announced the winners of the 2020 Graduate Student Internship Fellowship, including Global Studies PhD graduate student Amanda Pinheiro de Oliveira. This award helps graduate students attain essential career experience and skills. Funding is made possible through the GSA referendum fees and additional support from the Graduate Division, under the leadership of Career Services. Read the full article here:


Amanda Pinheiro de Oliveira

Amanda is looking forward to being the Asylum-Seeking Processing intern with Instituto Madre Assunta, a shelter in Tijuana providing dignified assistance to women and children who have been displaced after deportation from the United States or are migrating from central Mexico. While there, she hopes to learn how to navigate the governmental process of refugee settlement, and how to access and analyze data on migration/refugee settlement on a global level. This internship aligns with her long term goals of working with global and local NGOs and government agencies to be able to observe the “real life” applications of the theories she has learnt in graduate school. She hopes that by “being on the ground” this internship will help her renew her energy to finish the dissertation.

Other awardees included: Albert Ventayol-Boada (PhD student in the Linguistics Department), Chongzheng Wei (PhD student in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department), Estefanía Pihen González (PhD student in the Gervitz School of Education), Kate Zheng (PhD student in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department), and Melissa Janson (PhD student in the Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology Department).