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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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