Freeman Asia Internship Program


Information Packet Site Summary

Freeman Asia interns visited the Taal Volcano on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.

Thanks to the generous support of the Freeman Foundation, IWU will be able to support IWU students to do internships in Asia for approximately two months. This opportunity is available to all domestic and international students who are currently sophomores and juniors and who will return to the IWU campus for at least a semester following the internship. International Students (sophomores and juniors) can apply for opportunities that are NOT in their home country.

Funding support includes:

  • Airfare
  • Housing
  • Living allowance
  • All internship placement and visa costs

Who: IWU sophomores and juniors (domestic and international students)

What: Funded internships in Asia (includes airfare, living expenses, and more)

When: Summer 2021 (6-10 weeks, depending on the internship)

Where: Thailand, Japan, or the Philippines (all majors welcome)

Please join us for a virtual information session on Thurs. Oct. 29, 2020 and Thurs. Jan. 14, 2021 at 4pm. Sign-up using this Google form in order to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Application Blog Guidelines

Application deadline: Sat. Jan. 30, 2021


Dr. Teddy O. Amoloza -

Stacey Shimizu -

Brian Richardson -

Students are required to register and pay summer fees for IWU internship credit at a deeply discounted rate.



Hong Kong

Mission for Migrant Workers Adna Mujović '20 and Shaela Phillips '21

Koding Kingdom Jarlai Morris '21



Aoyama Gakuin University Danielle Ponsot '20, Caleb Hansen '21, and Dareana Roy '21

Kanda University Jacob Mahaffey '21

Second Harvest Ian O'Toole '20

Shiro Oni Studio Lizetto Toto '21 & Yubei Shen '20

Technos College Rachel McCarthy '21 & Devesh Mondal '21

World Friendship Center Natalie Kuca '21 & Jovana Milosevic



FNRI: Nutrition & Monitoring Kathryn Hoffacker '21, Mckenzie Lindquist '20, Mimi Nguyen '21, and Marcia Rolofson '20

FNRI: Knowledge Diffusion Sean Ly '21

FNRI: TT Anaol Dalle '20 & Michael O'Neill

Human Nature Lark Commandy '20 & David Werner '21

International Rice Research Institute - Lab Ayana Blair '21, Meghan Bowler '21, Dilyetna Gebru '20 & Zoephia Laughlin '20

MAD Travel Leah Carter '21, Emma Darragh '20 & Quentin Jackson '21

St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center Emily Lezcano '20 & Elia Nava '20



EarthRights School Annika Fuller '21 & Angela Roman '20



 Hong Kong

Mission for Migrant Workers Filip Duda and Sydney Rowley



Shiro Oni Studio Nathan Addis and Elisabeth Williams (videos)

World Friendship Center Ziyao Chen

Technos College Nathan Vartivarian

So Easy Students

Kanda University Students

Second Harvest Students

Aoyama Gakuin University Students



MAD Travel

Human Nature


International Rice Research Institute



Mekong Migration Network Amber Gauthier and Haila Hassan

EarthRights International Tera Wilson and Eva Nautiyal


Freeman Program Overview

Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Mission for Migrant Workers




Earth Rights International

Student Video Journals:

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Mizuno Internship
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Adventures in the Philippines
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Ecobrick Promotion
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Bethune House Fundraising


Here are some of the amazing experiences of the 2016 Freeman Asia Interns:

Student Video Journals:

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2016 Summer Adventure (IRRI)
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Hong Kong 2016
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South Korea 2016