Libby Mooers
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Leitner News // Summer 2010 Leitner Interns
Thirty-Five Students to do Human Rights Work this Summer with Leitner Funding
Students will work in 18 countries on diverse projects.

NEW YORK, NY (April 22, 2010) – 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 summer, thirty-five students will receive funding from the Leitner Center to do international human rights work.  This year, students will work on a wide range of important global issues in Australia, Austria, Northern Ireland, Hungary, Ecuador, Egypt, Ghana, Israel, Malawi, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and the United States. The students will blog about their experiences here: http://leitnerinterns.blogspot.com/

Students selected as Leitner Interns for the summer of 2010 are:      

Student Organization Placement

Stephanie Baez `12

Nitlapan

 

Rio Blanco, Nicaragua

Jenna Beatrice `11

Equality Now

 

New York, New York, USA

Nicholas Behr `11

HIV/AIDS Legal Center

 

Sydney, Australia

Laura Berger `12

Hotline for Migrant Workers

Tel Aviv, Israel

Kristin Blomquist `12

Slum Aid Project

 

Kampala, Uganda

Jocelyn Brooks `12

Global Justice Center

 

New York, New York, USA

Andy Cabasso `12

Grameen America

 

New York, New York, USA

Kimberly Carson `12

Chambers Support Section of the United Nations’ International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

Arusha, Tanzania

Allison Chandler `11

Center for Safe Motherhood, Youth and Child Outreach (CESMYCO)

 

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Cristine Delaney `11

Committee on the Administration of Justice

Belfast, Ireland

Katia Fach

Chevron Litigation

 

New York & Ecuador

Chris Fell `12

Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Nicholas Hernandez `12

Nitlapan

 

Rio Blanco, Nicaragua

Debra Humphrey `11

HIV/AIDS Legal Center

Sydney, Australia

Anne Kelsey `12

Human Rights Watch—Health and Human Rights division

New York, New York, USA

Maria-Elena Kolovos `11

Global Justice Center

 

New York, New York, USA

David Levy `12

Advocacy Forum

 

Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Stephanie Lopez `11

Central American Legal Assistance

Brooklyn, New York, USA

Sarah Matari `11

UN OSE for Haiti                

New York, New York, USA

Katherine Mayall `11

Center for Reproductive Rights

New York, New York, USA

Weiwei Mu

Rule of Law in Asia Program

New York, New York, USA

Patrick Nagler `11

UNAIDS Headquarters

Geneva, Switzerland

Jessica Parra `12

European Roma Rights Centre

 

Budapest, Hungary

Alexandra Rizio `12

MAP Foundation for Ethnic Health and Labour

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Dianne Samu `11

Timap for Justice                

Freetown, Sierra Leone

Diana Schaffner `12

St. Andrews Refugee Resettlement Legal Aid Office

Cairo, Egypt

Aaron Scheinwald `12

United Nations Development Program/Red Ribbon Award

New York/Vienna, Austria

Kelly Starcevich `12

Wellington Community Law Centre

 

Wellington, New Zealand

Nitzan Sternberg `12

Lutheran Social Services—Immigration Legal Services Group

New York, New York, USA

Dimitri Teresh `12

United Nations Development Program/Red Ribbon Award

New York/Vienna, Austria

John Tschirgi `12

Nitlapan

 

Rio Blanco, Nicaragua

Andrea Vazquez `12

Centre for Population Education and Human Rights

Accra, Ghana

Shara Venezia-Walerstein `12

Legal Resource Center

Accra, Ghana

Danielle von Lehman `12

Advocacy Forum

 

Kathmandu, Nepal

 

Katie Wang `12

Malawi Human Rights Resource Centre

Lilongwe, Malawi

 


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