ISHR Interns and Fellows

Meet the talented, passionate people who are gaining experience at ISHR - and who bring a whole fresh look into our activities!

Our internships and fellowships provide hands-on experience working for an international non-governmental organisation as well as the opportunity to contribute to our work supporting human rights defenders, strengthening human rights systems, building and leading human rights coalitions, and responding to significant and systemic human rights concerns. 

Our interns and fellows make up a diverse team of incredibly talented and passionate people: meet them below!

Profile Photo of ISHR fellow Lamar Bailey Karamañites

Lamar Bailey

(she/her)

Fellow

Lamar joined ISHR in 2022 to contribute to an anti-racism project, supporting the civil society coalition's work.
Profile Photo of ISHR fellow Lamar Bailey Karamañites

Lamar Bailey

(she/her)

Fellow

Lamar joined ISHR in 2022 to contribute to an anti-racism project, supporting the civil society coalition’s work.
 
Lamar is a Panamanian/American afrodescendant activist, educator, and facilitator. She graduated from the Baruch College (CUNY) and is currently doing a Master programme in development and cooperation in the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, in Spain. Additionally, she graduated from the Centro de Estudios Afrolatinoamericanos (ALARI) from the Hutchins Center in Harvard University.
 
In Panama and in Spain she has been a part of civil society organisations including: the Afropanamanian Youth Network, Voices of Afrodescendant Women in Panama (VOMAP) and the Afropanamanian Forum and UHURU.
Profile Photo of ISHR fellow Javier Urizar

Javier Urizar

(he/him)

Fellow

Javier (he/him) is a beneficiary of the DLA Piper Global Scholarships Programme who is currently on the final year of his Bachelors' degree in Law at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala.
Profile Photo of ISHR fellow Javier Urizar

Javier Urizar

(he/him)

Fellow

Javier is a beneficiary of the DLA Piper Global Scholarships Programme who is currently on the final year of his Bachelors’ degree in Law at Rafael Landivar University in Guatemala. He has served as a human rights researcher, as an analyst for the Judicial Observatory of the Criminal Justice System in Guatemala, and as a paralegal at the International Justice Mission. Javier will be assisting ISHR’s Director of Development and Treaty body advocacy by contributing to the work at the UN Human Rights Council and Treaty Bodies.

Dongni Zao

Dongni Zhao

(she/her)

Asia Programme assistant

Dongni ZHAO (she/her) joined ISHR in 2021 through the Swiss employment programme Syni to work with the CAP team as Asia Programme Assistant.
Dongni Zao

Dongni Zhao

(she/her)

Asia Programme assistant

Dongni ZHAO (she/her) joined ISHR in 2021 through the Swiss employment programme Syni to work with the CAP team as Asia Programme Assistant. Dongni holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature from Shanghai University and a Master’s degree in Science of Information and Communication from the University Lumière Lyon 2. She comes with 15 years of experience in journalism and 9 years of experience in International procurement.

Work with us

Our human rights internships mix exciting projects! As an intern, your talent will be recognised and you will fully participate in the life of our NGO. Since 2021, ISHR is committed to offering paid internships and fellowships only. Our interns and fellows receive some stipend from a third party or directly from ISHR. Working with us is a great opportunity for a first human rights internship or a human rights summer internship. 

Find out more about open positions for internships.