International Internships

Meet our students and learn about where they'll be working around the world in summer 2019

Dorothy Canevari J.D. '21
Dorothy Canevari J.D. '21Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Dorothy Canevari J.D. '21

Dorothy Canevari J.D. '21

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Internship: Supreme Court Chambers of the Extraordinary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia

Dorothy will provide judicial support by drafting documents, cite checking and attending court hearings of the ECCC, which is charged with prosecuting senior leaders of the Khmer Rouge for genocide and crimes against humanity occurring between April 1975 and January 1979.

Camden Kelliher J.D. '21
Camden Kelliher J.D. '21Washington, DC
Camden Kelliher

Camden Kelliher J.D. '21

Washington, DC

Internship: United States Agency for International Development

Camden is a joint degree candidate in Law and Public Policy. He will be working with the USAID Office of the General Counsel, which provides legal advice and guidance for the agency's operations worldwide. He will be assigned to the agency's headquarters, where he will conduct legal research, write memoranda and draft legal documents. He will also work closely with the Enforcement and Litigation Division.

 

Layla Abi-Falah J.D. '20
Layla Abi-Falah J.D. '20The Hague, Netherlands
Layla Abi-Falah

Layla Abi-Falah J.D. '20

The Hague, Netherlands

Internship: U.N. International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals at The Hague

Layla and Yasmine Palmer J.D. '21 will work in the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor, which is mandated to handle the remaining cases and appeals from the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Lea Mano J.D. '20
Lea Mano J.D. '20Washington, DC
Lea Mano

Lea Mano J.D. '20

Washington, DC

Internship: United States Institute of Peace

Lea will contribute to USIP's efforts to promote conflict prevention and resolution. The organization works closely with local communities in order to foster global stability, develop sustainable peace and promote the Rule of Law.

Yasmine Palmer J.D. '21
Yasmine Palmer J.D. '21The Hague, Netherlands
Yasmine Palmer

Yasmine Palmer J.D. '21

The Hague, Netherlands

Internship: U.N. International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals at The Hague

Yasmine and Layla Abi-Falah J.D. '20 will work in the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor, which is mandated to handle the remaining cases and appeals from the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.

Tessa Tigar-Cross J.D. 21
Tessa Tigar-Cross J.D. 21Geneva, Switzerland
Tessa Tigar-Cross

Tessa Tigar-Cross J.D. 21

Geneva, Switzerland

Internship: International Bridges to Justice

Tessa and Jamie Seibert J.D. '21 will promote fair trial rights by providing educational resources to defense attorneys and organizations working in countries where pretrial detention and torture are abused. They will also develop training manuals for lawyers in specific developing countries.

 

Jamie Seibert J.D. '21
Jamie Seibert J.D. '21Geneva, Switzerland
Jamie Seibert

Jamie Seibert J.D. '21

Geneva, Switzerland

Internship: International Bridges to Justice

Jamie and Tessa Tigar-Cross J.D. '21 will promote fair trial rights by providing educational resources to defense attorneys and organizations working in countries where pretrial detention and torture are abused. They will also develop training manuals for lawyers in specific developing countries.

Junayd Rehman J.D. '21
Junayd Rehman J.D. '21Amman, Jordan
J. Rehman

Junayd Rehman J.D. '21

Amman, Jordan

Internship: USAID CITIES Program Advisory Unit to Government of Jordan Inter-Ministerial Committee for Decentralization

Junayd will contribute to projects related to government transparency and accountability by traveling throughout Jordan and talking to communities about innovative and sustainable ways for improving the delivery of services to constituents and developing better relationships between citizens and their government.

Katherine Sorrell J.D. '21
Katherine Sorrell J.D. '21Prague, Czech Republic
Katherine Sorrell

Katherine Sorrell J.D. '21

Prague, Czech Republic

Internship: Central and Eastern European Law Institute

Katherine will assist in developing training materials for lawyers working to implement more just processes in their home countries. She will liaise with human rights advocates in residence at the CEELI Institute's Respite Program and will work closely with CEELI's leadership on enhancing communications, fundraising and other operations.

Tyler Braun J.D. '20
Tyler Braun J.D. '20Kingston, Jamaica
T Braun

Tyler Braun J.D. '20

Kingston, Jamaica

Internship: Winrock Jamaica Child Protection Compact Program

Tyler will contribute to eliminating exploitative child labor practices by assessing and mapping services that are most needed in local communities and working to create and improve new shelter spaces.

Ryan Lohrengel J.D. '21
Ryan Lohrengel J.D. '21The Hague, Netherlands
Ryan Lohrengel

Ryan Lohrengel J.D. '21

The Hague, Netherlands

Internship: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Ryan will be working with the Constitution Building Processes Programme on a comparative analysis of constitutional systems in order to aid post-conflict countries develop democratic systems tailored to their unique cultures and needs.

Patrick Grene J.D. '21
Patrick Grene J.D. '21Jakarta and Padang, Indonesia
Patrick Grene

Patrick Grene J.D. '21

Jakarta and Padang, Indonesia

Internship: Constitutional Court of Indonesia, Indonesian Human Rights Commission, Electoral Commission, Election Supervisory Committee and Center for Constitutional Studies (PUSaKO)


Patrick will work with researchers who will be examining results of the 2019 general elections, investigating electoral processes and analyzing their implications in ongoing democratization efforts in Indonesia.


 

Allison Eastham J.D. '21
Allison Eastham J.D. '21Beijing, China
Allison Eastham

Allison Eastham J.D. '21

Beijing, China

Internship: Beijing Children's Legal Aid and Research Center

Allison will conduct comparative research on issues relating to children's advocacy efforts around the world in support of the Children's Legal Aid Center, which plays a leading role in encouraging and guiding lawyers to contribute to the protection of children's welfare.

Alicen Rodolph J.D. '21
Alicen Rodolph J.D. '21Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alicen Rodolph

Alicen Rodolph J.D. '21

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Internship: Winrock Countering Trafficking of Persons


Alicen will work to reduce the prevalence of human trafficking and child marriage in Bangladesh by elevating awareness, improving victims' access to assistance and partnering with community leaders to increase responsiveness.

Mechelle King J.D. '21
Mechelle King J.D. '21Cape Town, South Africa
Mechelle King

Mechelle King J.D. '21

Cape Town, South Africa

Internship: Legal Resources Centre

Mechelle will be supporting the work of LRC's Regional Director to provide justice for vulnerable and marginalized communities in South Africa, including individuals who are poor, homeless and landless. Her work will contribute to establishing a fully democratic society by ensuring that principles and rights guaranteed in the nation's constitution are fulfilled.

John Lanning J.D. '20
John Lanning J.D. '20Pristina, Kosovo
John Lanning

John Lanning J.D. '20

Pristina, Kosovo

Internship: Democracy for Development

John will work to improve election transparency and enhance democratic processes in Kosovo. He will work on a number of policy assignments assisting key stakeholders to ensure free and fair elections.

Kristin Palmason J.D. '21
Kristin Palmason J.D. '21Yangon, Myanmar
Kristin Palmason

Kristin Palmason J.D. '21

Yangon, Myanmar

Internship: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance

Kristin will support IDEA's democratic and electoral reform efforts in Myanmar and contribute to the MyConstitution Project. Through MyConstitution, IDEA partners with local organizations and government stakeholders to advance democratic constitution building.

Anna Nicholson J.D. '21
Anna Nicholson J.D. '21Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Anna Nicholson J.D. '21

Anna Nicholson J.D. '21

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Internship: Open Development Cambodia

Anna will support Open Development Cambodia, an "open-data" organization dedicated to compiling and organizing freely available information about Cambodia's economic and social development. She will research issues concerning development of Cambodia's coastal natural resources in sustainable and socially responsible ways.

Lily  Cusack J.D. '21
Lily Cusack J.D. '21Kigali, Rwanda
Lily Cusack

Lily Cusack J.D. '21

Kigali, Rwanda

Internship: International Bridges to Justice

Lily will conduct research and participate in conferences in support of IBJ's mission to guarantee legal representation to the most vulnerable citizens and raise awareness of the need for comprehensive legal reform. Her work will contribute to efforts to ensure that political leaders and ordinary citizens alike have the necessary tools to access due process rights.

Adriana Roach J.D. '21
Adriana Roach J.D. '21Arlington, VA
Adriana Roach

Adriana Roach J.D. '21

Arlington, VA

Internship: National Center for State Courts

Adriana will assist in providing technical assistance, training and technology to empower communities and improve the quality of justice systems around the world. NCSC works with donor agencies, host country governments and civil society organizations to promote equal justice and judicial independence at a global level.

Alexandra Smith J.D. '21
Alexandra Smith J.D. '21Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Alexandra Smith

Alexandra Smith J.D. '21

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Internship: International Bridges to Justice

Alexandra will support IBJ's work to ensure that criminal defenders are able to reach and respond to communities in need. Her work will focus on implementing a new app that connects those accused of crimes with attorneys.

Paul Johnson J.D. '21
Paul Johnson J.D. '21Yangon, Myanmar
Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson J.D. '21

Yangon, Myanmar

Internship: Open Development Mekong

Paul will conduct legal research to help promote Open Development's mission to provide open, transparent and apolitical information regarding social and economic development to stakeholders in the Mekong region.

Jamie Eisner J.D. '21
Jamie Eisner J.D. '21Colombo, Sri Lanka
Jamie Eisner

Jamie Eisner J.D. '21

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Internship: International Bridges to Justice

Jamie will work to help assure competent legal representation for vulnerable communities, guarantee the right to a fair trial and fight against cruel and unusual punishment.

Jenna Tyrpak J.D. '21
Jenna Tyrpak J.D. '21Kathmandu, Nepal
Jenna Tyrpak

Jenna Tyrpak J.D. '21

Kathmandu, Nepal

Internship: HamroSamman: Partnership to Combat Human Trafficking in Nepal

Jenna will assist local government, civil society and private sector efforts to combat human trafficking in Nepal by researching policy issues, improving support services for trafficking survivors and raising awareness within at-risk populations.

Rachel Morley J.D. '21
Rachel Morley J.D. '21Pristina, Kosovo
Rachel Morley

Rachel Morley J.D. '21

Pristina, Kosovo

Internship: Center for Legal Aid and Regional Development

Rachel will work to facilitate access to justice for marginalized segments of the population, including refugees, minorities and other vulnerable groups. She will assist in organizing public campaigns and training programs related to establishing the Rule of Law and fostering social and economic inclusion.

Melanie Dostis J.D. '21
Melanie Dostis J.D. '21Atlanta, GA
Melanie Dostis

Melanie Dostis J.D. '21

Atlanta, GA

Internship: Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network

Melanie's internship will take her to GAIN, which provides free legal representation to asylum seekers and immigrant victims of crimes and persecution, including human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault. In addition on her work related to GAIN's core mission, she will assist in connecting clients with community resources for their non-legal needs.