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Human Rights First

Foreign Policy Team Intern

June - July 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The work environment was very fostering towards creative thinking and professional development. We had weekly luncheons where we could hear from different human rights defends about their work which was awesome. The employees are very willing to help you and if you ask, will tell you about working in human rights work. It was a great experience to learn more about how nonprofits function both in the human rights world and in relationship with the U.S. government, so it’s a great experience for anyone interested in nonprofit work and policy.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be prepared to work on a variety of projects, regardless of your background or expertise.
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Refugee Representation Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved getting the opportunity to work directly with clients, I loved getting to work with all the professional staff members and getting exposed to different aspects of the refugee representation process from going to detention centers, going to the courts, escorting clients to different government offices, and working in the refugee representation office. I also loved learning from people in other offices as well as speakers that would come and talk about their careers and experiences.

What I wish was different

Nothing! I loved everything about this internship and I wouldn't change anything about it.

Advice

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Refugee Representation Bilingual Intern

August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

As a Latin American Studies major this internship has allowed me to have personal interactions with the culture and the people which I hope to eventually help in my professional life through an NGO such as HRF. Helping asylum seekers is extremely gratifying work and has helped me to really understand the struggle they go through on a firsthand basis.

What I wish was different

Advice

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