Students Lead Human Rights Internship Panel

Monday, September 25, 2017

Human rights students at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights (ISHR) gathered on September 21st over pizza for the Human Rights Internship Panel where those fresh from their summer internships talked about their biggest take-aways from summer of 2017.

From the New York office of Human Rights Watch to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Thailand to the Refugee Law Project in Uganda, successful summer interns shared the challenges they faced and the new experiences they have gained.

Topics ranged from how to identify internship opportunities, to staying safe on the ground, and navigating bureaucratic conventions in multi-lateral organizations.

Kristina Eberbach, director of ISHR's Human Rights Education Program, also touched on the Student Volunteer Program and finding funding for summer positions.

-Article by Mia Shuang Li

Pictured from left:

Rachel Jimenez, Human Rights Major B.A. '18
Internship: Refugee Law Project in Uganda

Jennifer Umberg, Human Rights Studies M.A. '18
Internship: UNHCR in Thailand

Shuen Quek, Human Rights Studies M.A. '18
Internship: Human Rights Watch