This page is dedicated to those who have successfully completed a SAGE International Australia Internship or Menteeship

Ms. Jessica Mitchell

Intern (2014)
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Ms. Jessica Mitchell

Intern (2014)

Jessica Mitchell is a graduate of Flinders University, South Australia. She completed a double major in International Relations and History. Her Honours thesis examined the 2012 Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands’ dispute between China and Japan as well as broader Sino-Japan relations.

Ms. Mitchell was an intern with SAGE International Australia (SIA) in 2014 during which time she demonstrated her capacities at networking in the local defence community and high-level communications with the Office of Chief of Navy (Royal Australian Navy). Ms. Mitchell also during this time refined her research and analytical skills. During her internship at SIA she had her work republished at SIA partner organisation, the Swiss Center for Security Studies (CSS), associated with ETH-Zurich, one of the world’s premier universities. Upon the completion of Ms. Mitchell’s internship, she went on to work at the Defence Teaming Centre (DTC) as Membership and Research Co-ordinator.

Ms. Bethany Schoer

Mentee (2015)
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Ms. Bethany Schoer

Mentee (2015)

Bethany Schoer was a regular contributor to SIA between 2015 and 2016, writing articles on Russia’s foreign and economic policy in relation to its engagement with the Asia-Pacific. She also assisted SIA with a range of public outreach initiatives in conjunction with Global Impact Solutions. Since then, Ms. Schoer has published pieces with PolicyForum.net and Global Risk Insights, and has gained analytical experience with Riskline and Wikistrat. A graduate of the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and International Relations/French), a Diploma of Languages (Japanese) and a Master of International Business, Ms. Schoer is currently employed as a junior political risk analyst with Dragoman Global.

Ms. Shahrezad Ghayrat

Intern (2017)
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Ms. Shahrezad Ghayrat

Intern (2017)

Shahrezad Ghayrat is a migrant from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China and has been living in Australia since 2011. Ms. Ghayrat's dynamic background and passion in politics has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities in nonprofit organisations such as Welcome to Australia. She strongly believes in Human Rights and the importance of equality for society. She enjoys giving back to the community and to help those who are in need. During her role as SIA Intern, Ms. Ghayrat published articles on the SIA website which were republished through partner organisation the Swiss Center for Security Studies (CSS) website, associated with the ETH Zurich. Ms. Ghayrat graduated from Flinders University with a double degree in International Studies and Human Resource Management. Currently she works for the Australian Institute of Business as Assessment Processing Officer.