The Iranian Canadian Congress (ICC) is pleased to introduce its 6 summer interns hired through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. We extend our gratitude to Member of Parliament Ali Ehsassi, and his office for their continuous guidance and assistance for familiarizing us with this government based program and the application process for this grant. This is the first year that ICC has initiated its summer internship program. We hope this initiative provides our interns the opportunity to further their growth as active and engaged young leaders.
2016 Summer Interns
Maneli Bagherzadeh Ahangar – As the new Policy Intern, student in Hons. Political Science, and a graduated Paralegal, Maneli is passionate about politics, public policy and global affairs. She has actively volunteered in numerous non-profit human rights organizations in the community. She is interested in areas of philosophy, history, literature, and enjoys traveling, watching movies and swimming in the ocean.
Morvarid Zare-Zadeh – As the new Planning and Communications Intern, student in Spec. Hons. Kinesiology and Health Sciences, Morvarid is passionate about leadership development, community engagement, cross-cultural, and diverse volunteer work in the non-profit sector. She values character building opportunities, community building, perseverance, growth, collaboration, integrity, drive, and initiative. She enjoys debating, writing, learning, coffee, nature, traveling, and organizing cultural events.
Soroush Ghafari – As the new Graphics and Media Intern, and 3rd year student in Media Production, Soroush is dedicated to ongoing learning and professional development, handling projects from pre to post-production level and elevating new ideas through imaginative and original media.
Zarene Sepehripour – As the new Copywriting and Communications Intern, student in Creative Advertising at Humber College, Zarene is passionate about community work, women’s rights, animal rights, and traveling. She enjoys gardening, yoga, and art history. She has traveled to over 25 different countries, and is always looking forward to the next great adventure.
Tania Ghazinejad - As part of the ICC Affiliate Partnership Program Tania works closely with Tirgan, one of ICC affiliate organizations. As a student in Ethics and Social Sciences, she is passionate about community involvement and volunteering. Tania holds a great interest for the field of law, the non-profit sector, and legal structuring.
Nasim Bayat - As part of the ICC Affiliate Partnership Program Nasim works closely with Tirgan, one of ICC affiliate organizations. As a student in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Nasim is passionate about operational affairs and marketing. She enjoys volunteering, and working with nonprofit organizations. She has extensive volunteering experiences with organizations such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation, North York General Hospital, and Tirgan Festival.