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Leitner Center Funds Summer Interns

The Leitner Center for International Law and Justice annually funds student internships in international human rights.  The Leitner Center’s Internship Program provides students with $5,000 grants to work with international human rights organizations full-time for ten weeks.  This year, 26 students are working on a wide range of important global issues in Ghana, India, South Africa, USA, Nepal, Bolivia, Jamaica, Australia, Uganda, South Korea, Nicaragua and Rwanda.  The students are blogging about their experiences here: http://leitnerinterns.blogspot.com/

Students selected as Leitner Interns for the summer of 2009 are:                

Millie Canter (`10). Millie is working at the Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution Department of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) in Accra (Ghana).

    
Deepal Chadha (`11). Deepal is working at PRS Legislative Research in New Dehli (India).

   
Pouya Gharavi (`10)
.  Pouya is working at the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Cape Town (South Africa).

    
Maria-Elena Kolovos (`11).  Maria- Elena is working at the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) in New Haven, CT (USA).

    
Kaitlyn Piper (`11). 
Kaitlyn is working at the Parlimentary Monitoring Group in Cape Town (South Africa).

   
Matthew Putorti (`11). 
Matthew is working at the Legal Research Project (LRP) & Advocacy Forum (AF) in Kathmandu (Nepal).

    
Philip Taylor (`11). 
Philip is working at the Institute of International Studies of Bolivia (IDEI)   in Cochabambu (Bolivia).

    
Marc Zemel (`11).  Marc is working at the Advocacy Forum (AF) in Kathmandu (Nepal).

    
Anabia Hasan (`11). 
Anabia is working at the Catholic Charities Department of Refugee and Immigration Services in New York, NY (USA).

 
Ebone Bishop (`10). Ebone is working at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Political-Military Analysis in Washington, DC (USA).

    
Patrick Nagler (`11).  Patrick is working at the Independent Jamaican Council of Human Rights (IJCHR) in Kingston (Jamaica).    


Nicholas Behr (`11).  Nicolas is working at the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre (HALC) in Sydney (Australia).

    
Allison Chandler (`11).  Allison is working at the Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) in Kampala (Uganda).

    
Robert Cornwell (`10).  Robert is working on the Kumasi Central Prison/ SDLI Clinic in Kumasi (Ghana).

    
Joseph Costello (`10). Joseph is working on the African Growth & Opportunity Act/SDLI Clinic Project in New York, NY (USA) & Accra (Ghana).

 
Margaret Hobstetter (`10). Margaret is working at the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, NY (USA).

    
Julie Cho (`10).  Julie is working at the Defense Forum Foundation/ North Korea Freedom Coalition in Washington, DC (USA) & Seoul (South Korea).

    
Cristine Delaney (`11).
Christine is working at Scholars at Risk (SAR) in New York, NY (USA).

    
Katherine Mayall (`11). Jenny Plaster (`11). Scott Wagner (`11). Katherine, Jenny, and Scott are working on an independent project in Nicaragua.  

 
George O’Loughlin (`10). George is working at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development in Kigali (Rwanda).


Ali Shariatmadari (`10).  Ali is working at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, DC (USA).

   
Adekunbi Sijuwade (`10). 
Adekunbi is working at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York, NY (USA).      


Jesse Melman (`11). 
Jesse is working at the Institute of Legal Practice and Development in Kigali (Rwanda).

   
Sapphira Al Rais (`10). Sapphira is working at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New York, NY (USA).

 


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