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).