Brittany Schmitt, School of Social Welfare
For her summer internship Brittany worked with the National Forum for Action on Convergence (NFAC) in New Delhi, India. Through an internship established by the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare in collaboration with the University of Delhi School of Social Welfare, she worked with NFAC and their local partner organizations to focus on women and children’s health issues, reproductive health, family planning and women’s empowerment. During her time in India she was able to engage with young women at local Gender Resource Centers where their efforts were focused on health education, literacy and vocational training. Additionally, she assisted with a large research project coordinated by the Policy Perspectives Foundation researching women’s empowerment initiatives and future directions for programs for both national policy makers and local non-profit organizations.