Posted by: Marius Smith | November 8, 2011

Announcing our 2012 Global Interns

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law is proud to announce its 2012 Global Interns, who will shortly begin flying to nine leading human rights organisations on four continents. You can see our happy group of interns at the top of the blog site.

The aim of the Global Internship Program is to cultivate the next generation of human rights leaders, and we believe that our 2012 interns will use their passion for human rights and social justice to affect change in whatever fields they choose to work. The successful candidates are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable, and have a broad range of volunteering experience at local and international organisations. Along with this demonstrated passion, the interns’ academic excellence will make them invaluable assets to their host organisations.  The 2012 Global Interns are:

  • Nabila Buhary who will intern at Human Rights First, New York City.
  • Alison Cole who will intern at the Center for Constitutional Rights, New York City.
  • Tessa Daws who will intern with the United National Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health, Mumbai.
  • Giselle Diego and Jeremy Shelley, who intern at International Criminal Law Services, The Hague.
  • Elisabeth Howard who will intern at Plan International, Haiti.
  • Sandra Murray and Divya Roy, who will intern at Oxfam & Lawyers for Human Rights, Durban.
  • Kylie Pearce who will intern at the Human Rights Advocacy Centre, Accra.
  • Manav Satija who will intern with the International Commission of Jurists, Geneva.
  • Amanda Thompson who will intern at International Women’s Rights Action Watch – Asia Pacific, Kuala Lumpur and Geneva.

As was the case last year, you will be able to follow our interns on this blog as they post about their experiences on assignment.  Be sure to subscribe to the blog if you want to be notified when updates are posted.

For more information, see the profiles of our 2012 interns and their host organisations.

The 2012 Castan Centre Global Interns are generously supported by Daniel and Danielle Besen, Sylvia & Michael Kantor, the Dara Foundation, the Nordia Foundation, the Alan and Elizabeth Finkel Foundation, the Monash Law Faculty’s Student Mobility Fund, the Monash University Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education) and MyriaD Consultants, which conducts the pre-departure cross-cultural training.

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