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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Graduate Student Engages in Policy, Advocacy for International Human Rights through Center for Victims of Torture

This summer, through a partnership between the Humphrey School and the Center for Victims of Torture, I was fortunate enough to serve as the public policy intern in CVT’s policy office located in Washington DC. As a Master’s in Public Policy candidate and a minor in Human Rights student, this opportunity was an excellent way to fulfill my internship requirement for both programs and served as a way to get to know the work and policy efforts of this well-known and respected human rights organization even better. Growing up in Minneapolis and being interested in the field of human rights, I had heard about the great work that the Center or Victims of Torture is doing here in the Twin Cities as well as abroad through their programs both Africa and the Middle East. Learning more about this organization and its work in healing, training, advocacy, and research was a great personal and professional experience.