CCHR Supports J.D. Internships in Bolivia, Pakistan and China

| By: Susan Good

globe For the third year, the Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) has awarded internship funding to three J.D. students, thanks to the generosity of the CCHR Advisory Committee. The internship program makes it financially possible for J.D. students to seek unpaid human rights related summer internships. “We intend these experiences to deepen the students’ commitment to and understanding of human rights and international law,” says CCHR Assistant Director Sean O’Brien. “We also hope the internships will add depth to their resumes and increase their ability to find employment in the field of human rights upon graduation.”

Willa Lin (2L) is interning at the University of San Simon Legal Aid Clinic in Cochabamba, Bolivia, where she provides legal aid to indigent clients on all legal matters, including criminal, family, landlord-tenant, labor, and other civil law areas. Ms. Lin also received CCHR internships funding last summer to work in Beijing, China with International Bridges to Justice, an NGO that collaborates with government and civil society actors to develop and implement the fair trial rights of the criminally accused.

Maira Sheikh (2L) is interning with two organizations in Lahore, Pakistan. At the Research Society of International Law, Ms. Sheikh will conduct research on international law topics for amicus briefs submitted to domestic Pakistani courts. She will also provide legal research support on security and development issues at Strategic and Economic Policy Research, Pvt. Ltd.

Max Gaston (1L) is interning at the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV) in Beijing, China. CLAPV is part of the legal aid clinic at the China University of Political Science and Law.