UP CIDS welcomes new interns

The University of the Philippines Center for Integrative and Development Studies (UP CIDS) welcomed four student interns who will work in two of the policy research programs supported by the Center.

UP Manila Political Science students Alexa Gandia, Frances Mabuti, and Chernae Sastrillas will work with the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development (UPAD) on its ongoing research and public activities. The three interns will help in UPAD’s current research on alternative development practices and will provide technical assistance in the Program’s upcoming lectures, workshops, and fora. The interns will also have the chance to join the Program’s fieldwork in one of its research sites.

The UP CIDS Program on Higher Education Research and Policy Reform also welcomed its graduate intern, Jose Luis Bacigalupo Vargas, who is currently completing his degree in Master in Public Administration in International Development (MPA/ID) at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Universidad del Pacifico in Peru. Prior to joining the UP CIDS Program on Higher Education Research and Policy Reform, he worked for and with the Ministry of Education in Peru as Advisor to the Minister’s Cabinet, and as a junior associate in the World Bank.

(With contributions from Nathaniel Candelaria of the UP CIDS Program on Alternative Development and Shaira Tengco of the UP CIDS Program on Higher Education Research and Policy Reform)