Top Interns

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From every batch of interns we select one or a few top-performing ones. Paradigm Shift dedicates this page to these top interns and you can find them celebrated below. Please note that “Batch 1” indicates the very first batch of interns and “Batch 2” is the batch after that and so on.

If you want a complete list of all our guest submitters, interns, and in-house writers, please refer to this link which mentions all our contributors.

Batch 1

Ayesha Zafar

Ms Ayesha Zafar is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in International Relations from National Defence University, Islamabad. She has authored multiple academic publications including research articles and book chapters. Her areas of interest include Middle Eastern politics, the geopolitics of Central Asia, and the Indo-Pacific region

Batch 2

Mahrukh Khalid Siddiqui
Ms Mahrukh Khalid Siddiqui graduated with a degree in Social Sciences with a major in Development Studies from Bahria University Islamabad. She is currently working as a Technical Associate in the Government Affairs Department of Siemens Pakistan.

Batch 3

Afifa Iqbal

Ms Afifa Iqbal has a keen interest in identity politics, colonialism and post-colonial development. She is currently working as a Research Assistant at ITU while pursuing her postgraduate studies in Development, Technology and Policy. She is a Gold Medalist in Political Science from the University of Punjab.

Mustafa Ahmed Khan
Mr Muhammad Mustafa Ahmed Khan is currently studying Economics and Political Science at Lahore University of Management Sciences. His interests include, but are not limited to, International Relations, political economy, and economics. He is also an avid cinephile who thoroughly enjoys listening to music.

Batch 4

Hafsa Ammar

Hafsa Ammar is a student of the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies at the National Defence University, Islamabad. Her areas of expertise are hybrid warfare, narrative building, and nuclear deterrence in South Asia.

Maryam Yasmeen
Maryam Yasmeen is a student of International Relations at Kinnaird College, Lahore. She has published multiple articles on various issues and topics related to global politics. She aims to achieve excellence as a writer, researcher, and academic in the field of International Relations and cyber security.
Summaiyya Qureshi

Ms Summaiyya Qureshi completed her bachelor's degree in International Relations from the Lahore College for Women University, Lahore.  Her areas of interest include geopolitics, foreign policy analysis, and nuclearization.

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