Karita Kostiainen is an intern at the Åland Islands Peace Institute during February-April 2016.
She is currently on her final semester of her graduate studies in International Security and Law at the University of Southern Denmark, writing her thesis simultaneously with the internship. Previously she has acquired a Bachelor in International Relations from the Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia. In her field she is especially interested in reconciliation and women’s participation in peace processes.
Karita’s motive to intern at the ÅIPI is to gain valuable practical knowledge of the work of a research institute and familiarize herself with the Åland Example. At the ÅIPI she will be mainly engaged with the Kastelholm talks project and media monitoring among other tasks.