Our former interns

Interns support EHRAC’s work in every single way, whether it’s translation, administrative support or research. You can find out more about what being an intern entails here. Opportunities for an internship with EHRAC will be listed under Current Vacancies.

We would like to thank all the interns who have spent time in our offices since 2003.

Talia Goldman, NGO Management Skills Intern

Talia joined EHRAC in October 2017 as a Russian-speaking NGO Management Skills Intern. She graduated in July 2017 with a BA in French and Russian from Bristol University. During her year abroad and final year of university, she conducted research into anti-Semitism and identity-based violence against the Jewish population in the Soviet Union and contemporary Russia. Having formed a network with the Jewish community in St. Petersburg and Moscow, as well as with Russian Jewish émigrés in London, Tel Aviv, and Berlin, the silence surrounding the Jewish minority in the former Soviet Union continues to be her subject of research. She plans to work in policy implementation and advocacy strategies within the framework of the European Union and the former Soviet territories. Her main interest is in religious and ethnic discrimination. She speaks French and Russian, and is learning German and Italian.

Rehab Jaffer, Legal intern

Rehab joined EHRAC as a legal intern in August 2017, having completed her Masters degree in public international law at Leiden University (Netherlands). Prior to her LL.M., Rehab interned at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia and the UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, conducting research and drafting arguments for the defence counsel during the appeal of former Serb leader, Dr Radovan Karadžić . During her LL.B., Rehab also interned at the European Children’s Rights Unit, contributing research and drafting a literature review that encourages the implementation of more accessible ‘child-friendly justice guidelines’ by the Council of Europe. Rehab is passionate about the development of international law and holding States responsible for their violation of fundamental rights and freedoms: her Masters thesis focused on state responsibility for transferring arms to states that violate International Humanitarian Law.

What to interns go on to do when they finish with us?