I am sorry to end my internship with Winrock International before I can go to Dhaka and observe the special trafficking tribunals in person, but I am glad to get back to school and continue exploring different fields of law. Even though I wasn’t able to do much of the work I had expected to do this summer, I was able to see what NGO work is like on the day-to-day. I am also considering using the knowledge I gained here in the States post-grad. Sex and labor trafficking are big issues in America, too.
I had hoped to gain more practical experience with Winrock’s trafficking prosecution team, but the knowledge I gained about human trafficking, Bangladesh and Southern Asia, and NGOs is certainly valuable, and I enjoyed learning everything anybody was willing to teach me. This upcoming semester I will be working for the Richmond City Attorney’s Office to gain some practical legal skills, explore government work, and challenge myself to grow.
Of course I would like to extend my thanks to Professor Warren, the Center for Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding, and William & Mary Law School for funding my internship with Winrock International. Without their support I would not have been able to commit so much time to learning and working at an international NGO.