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!

Mercy Awino

(she/her)

Programme intern

Mercy is a beneficiary of the DLA Piper Global Scholarships Programme and currently enrolled at the Law Development Center, studying the bar course in Uganda.

Mercy Awino

(she/her)

Programme intern

Mercy is a beneficiary of the DLA Piper Global Scholarships Programme and currently enrolled at the Law Development Center, studying the bar course in Uganda. Mercy is passionate about international humanitarian law, with a specific interest in the interactions between states and human rights systems. 

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.
Photo of Samira Ben Ali

Samira Ben Ali

(she/her)

Programme Intern

Samira has joined the Geneva team as a programme Intern. She is actually completing a Master’s degree at Sciences Po Rennes that focuses on the upcoming transitions, with a focus on legal transitions.
Photo of Samira Ben Ali

Samira Ben Ali

(she/her)

Programme Intern

Samira has joined the Geneva team as a programme Intern. She is actually completing a Master’s degree at Sciences Po Rennes that focuses on the upcoming transitions, with a focus on legal transitions. She also likes to get involved in actions that promote climate justice whether it is locally, with her local Oxfam group, or regionally, with the World’s Youth for Climate Justice Campaign.

Anna Devine

(she/her)

Programme Associate

Anna joined ISHR in May as a Programme Associate. She has previous experience working in international law firms and organizations, during which she was particularly invested in pro bono activities, notably in relation to business and human rights.

Anna Devine

(she/her)

Programme Associate

Anna joined ISHR in May as a Programme Associate. She has previous experience working in international law firms and organizations, during which she was particularly invested in pro bono activities, notably in relation to business and human rights. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master’s degree in Law from the Universities of Geneva and Basel, where she focused on human rights. Anna has a strong interest in women’s rights, migrant and refugee rights as well as corporate accountability.

Photo of Alexandra Galo, ISHR intern 2022

Alexandra de Almeida Galo

(she/her)

Programme Intern

Alexandra holds a Master’s degree in International Development from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in Australia. She has previous experience collaborating with civil society organisations in Guatemala, Australia, Portugal, Greece and Guinea Bissau including: Peace Brigades International, Amnesty International and Diaspora Action Australia. Alexandra has a strong interest in land rights and indigenous rights as well as migrant and refugee rights.
Photo of Alexandra Galo, ISHR intern 2022

Alexandra de Almeida Galo

(she/her)

Programme Intern

Alexandra joined ISHR in May as a programme intern. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in Australia. She has previous experience collaborating with civil society organisations in Guatemala, Australia, Portugal, Greece and Guinea Bissau including: Peace Brigades International, Amnesty International and Diaspora Action Australia. Alexandra has a strong interest in land rights and indigenous rights as well as migrant and refugee rights.

Gleisson Juvino

(they/them)

Communications Communications assistant

Gleisson is a Non-Binary change maker, an activist, and a social entrepreneur eager for innovation. They’re also a gender diversity & inclusion consultant and volunteer collaborating with associations & NGOs in Switzerland, where they gained experience creating humanitarian advertisement content with LGBTIQ+, HIV/AIDS & migrant communities.

Gleisson Juvino

(they/them)

Communications Communications assistant

Gleisson is a Non-Binary change maker, an activist, and a social entrepreneur eager for innovation. They’re also a gender diversity & inclusion consultant and volunteer collaborating with associations & NGOs in Switzerland, where they gained experience creating humanitarian advertisement content with LGBTIQ+, HIV/AIDS & migrant communities. They’re an ISHR communications assistant intern, looking forward for 2023 academic year as a sociology student.

Photo of Nadia Nibaruta, ISHR intern 2022

Nadia Nibaruta

(she/her)

Human Resources intern

Nadia Nibaruta joined ISHR as a Human Resources intern in May 2022.
Photo of Nadia Nibaruta, ISHR intern 2022

Nadia Nibaruta

(she/her)

Human Resources intern

Nadia Nibaruta joined ISHR as a Human Resources intern in May 2022.

Photo of Catalina Robayo Serrano ISHR intern 2022

Maria Catalina Robayo Serrano

(she/her)

Programme intern

Catalina joined the Geneva office as a program intern in 2022. She has previous experience in Transitional Justice as a legal advisor for the implementation of the Peace Accord in the Colombian Congress.
Photo of Catalina Robayo Serrano ISHR intern 2022

Maria Catalina Robayo Serrano

(she/her)

Programme intern

Catalina joined the Geneva office as a program intern in 2022. She has previous experience in Transitional Justice as a legal advisor for the implementation of the Peace Accord in the Colombian Congress. In addition, she worked for the National Commission of Guarantees regarding the public policy security and protection of human rights defenders. She holds a BA in Political Science and an LLB in Law. Currently, she is an MSSc candidate in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University and a Rotary Peace Fellow, class XX.

Photo of ISHR fellow Rene Torres

Rene Torres

(he/him)

Communications assistant

Rene Torres is a Journalist and PR specialist. His work has been published by well known agencies such as Associated Press and was featured in numerous Swiss media.
Photo of ISHR fellow Rene Torres

Rene Torres

(he/him)

Communications assistant

Rene Torres is a Journalist and PR specialist. His work has been published by well known agencies such as Associated Press and was featured in numerous Swiss media. During his career, he has covered a wide variety of topics in South America including the peace agreement in Colombia and the hyperinflation in Venezuela. Rene is passionate about communications and recently has achieved a specialization in digital strategies and web marketing.

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.