Students and Interns

Students play an active role in our organization as interns, field assistants, and researchers. As interns and field assistants, students are exposed to research and community development work, often for the first time in a developing country context. They assist in operational and research tasks while learning about how a non-profit, research and community development organization operates.

Many of our partners are professors that supervise masters and PhD students who design their research projects around our ongoing work. These students are in important contribution to our research, and in monitoring and evaluating our project outcomes. In addition to being published in graduate theses, much of this work is also published in peer reviewed journals and presented at international conferences, which disseminates our work to a broader audience. You can find more information regarding the current students and interns that work alongside SFHC below!

Current Students & Interns

Seraina Schudel

Seraina Schudel joined SFHC (in March 2023) for eight months as a Swiss Junior Professional Officer and will support the organization as a project and communication assistant. She holds a MSc in Plant Science and her position at SFHC is part of her continuing education at the NADEL Centre for Development & Cooperation at ETH Zurich. Seraina is passionate about sustainable food systems and biodiversity and enjoys her free time in nature.

For more information about the students working with us, please follow the links below:

Cornell University

Dr. Rachel Bezner Kerr’s Lab
Dr. Katja Poveda’s Lab

Student fellow and practicum programs:
CALS Global Fellows Program
Engaged Cornell
Community Food Systems Minor

Western University

Dr. Isaac Luginaah’s Lab

University of Weurzburg

Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter’s Lab