2016 Internships Announced

Author: Kevin Fye


The Center for Civil and Human Rights has announced post-graduate professional internships for its LL.M. class of 2016. Twelve graduates will serve in key human rights positions at international NGOs and human rights bodies in six countries.

“The internship experience is an integral part of our human rights LL.M. program,” says program director Sean O’Brien. “Internships allow our students to bring their classroom-based knowledge to leading human rights organizations and to directly impact how these organizations fulfill their missions. We are grateful to our benefactors for supporting these transformative experiences for our graduates.”

Each year, CCHR solicits proposals from students who want to continue their education beyond graduation. Internships are developed to serve the students’ individual interests and professional goals, with CCHR providing support for most students who obtain an internship.

This year, in addition to sending graduates to organizations such as the Centre for Law and Democracy, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights, and the Open Society Initiative for West Africa, CCHR continues its longstanding relationship with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Additionally, four 2016 graduates will travel to San Jose, Costa Rica for six-month internships at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, bringing the total number of CCHR alumni currently at the Court to twelve.

The 2016 internships include:

Catherine Anite, Centre for Law and Democracy (Halifax, Canada)

Soheir Asaad, Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (Tunis, Tunisia)

Regina Castro Traulsen, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Julio Copo Terres, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Audace Gatavu, The Human Rights Research and Education Centre (Ottawa, Canada)

Karolina Kiskyte, The Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Family Services (Chicago, Illinois)

Raman Maroz, World Service Authority (Washington, D.C.)

Nadiehezka Palencia Tejedor, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Marcella Ribeiro D’Avila Lins Torres, Interamerican Association for Environmental Defense (Lima, Peru)

Luis Enrique Rosas Luengas, Inter-American Court of Human Rights (San Jose, Costa Rica)

Sandhya Sitoula, Open Society Initiative for West Africa (Dakar, Senegal)

Johanna Villeges Perez, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (Washington, D.C.)