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.

Imogen Churchill, NGO management skills intern

Imogen joined EHRAC in June 2017 as a NGO management skills intern. She has just finished a BA at the University of Cambridge in Russian and Spanish, with modules in Portuguese and Ukrainian. During her year abroad she has previously worked as an intern at the Colombian Campaign to Ban Landmines in Bogotá, Colombia and at the Eurasia Foundation of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. She looks to work in international development in the future and has a particular interest in this field in relation to the territories of the former Soviet Union. She plans to start an MSc in Development Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies in September. She speaks Spanish and Russian, and is proficient at reading French, Portuguese and Ukrainian.

Sasha Mishcheriakova, NGO management skills intern

Sasha joined EHRAC as a Russian-speaking NGO management skills intern in June 2017. She received her BA and MA in International Relations and Translation from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, and is currently doing an MA in Russian, Central and East European Studies at the University of Glasgow. Her background includes working as an editor and social media manager for Ukraine Today, an English-language news TV channel based in Kyiv. She was a liaison officer at the 20th OSCE Ministerial Council in Kyiv working with the OSCE Press and Public Information Section, before completing an internship at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine. Sasha speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and German, and is learning Polish and Estonian.

Victoria Kerr, Legal intern

Victoria joined EHRAC as a Legal Intern in May 2017. She holds an LL.B. from the University of Edinburgh and an LL.M. in Globalisation and Law (specialisation Human Rights) from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. She has previously interned for Make Every Woman Count, an NGO based in the UK and Guinea monitoring and advocating for women’s rights, been an in-country correspondent for Kids Empowerment, reporting on the status of migrant children in the UK, and interned for the Executive Director, Dr. Mark Ellis at the International Bar Association in London, researching various issues of international criminal law and international humanitarian law. She has a keen interest in conflict-related human rights, and issues relating to gender-based violence, having written her Masters thesis on forced marriage in international criminal law.

Joyce Man, Legal intern

Joyce joined EHRAC as a legal intern in June 2017. Joyce started her journalism career at The Moscow Times following an internship at The New York Times Moscow bureau and a degree in post-Soviet studies. She then spent five years reporting on court news in Hong Kong before researching asylum policy as a German Chancellor Fellow. She completed her MA Law in the UK in 2017. Joyce speaks Russian, German, Cantonese, Mandarin and is learning French.

Tatiana Stryzheuskaya, Legal Intern

Tatiana joined EHRAC as a Legal Intern in June 2017. She graduated from European Humanities University in Vilnius, Lithuania, with an LL.B. in international law. Tatiana is currently finishing her LL.M. at Queen Mary University (London), specialising in Human Rights law, as a Chevening scholar 2016/2017. Her Master’s thesis is focused on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Belarus. Prior to studying in the UK, Tatiana worked for two years as a legal assistant in a leading commercial law firm in Minsk, Belarus, and volunteered as a lawyer for the Belarusian Human rights centre ‘Viasna’. Her particular interests include children’s rights and socio-economic rights. Tatiana speaks Belarusian and Russian, is fluent in French and working on improving her Turkish.

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