Sagiv Galai was an inaugural John Lewis fellow at The Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia. He spent four weeks hearing from renowned scholars, activists and political leaders who have dedicated themselves to advancing civil and human rights in the United States and beyond. The curriculum was designed to contextualize the history and global impact of the long Civil Rights Movement, immigration reform and Native American issues.
2014 HRP Internship Awardees
Connor Gadek, an Anthropology and Human Rights joint major, spent his summer with Anarchists Against the Wall in Tel Aviv.
2013 Dengler Fellows
Aliya Daniels traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, to intern with the African Center for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand.
Maya Knight interned at the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art, in Washington DC.
Nadine Tadros worked as a Middle East analyst during her summer-long internship at Americans for Informed Democracy in Washington DC.
Erica Newton traveled to Italy to document (through video and text) the country-wide tour of the Ethiopian circus troupe Fekat.
Elsa Raker, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, worked on mapping the contemporary photographic landscape of Africa with the researcher-activists at Resolution.
2012 Dengler Fellows
Lauren Blaxter spent her summer with the Palestinian Academic Society for the Study of International Affairs in Jerusalem.
Jessica Louise Channell interned for Women Helping Battered Women in Burlington, Vermont, furthering her work experience in areas such as domestic violence, sexual education, and women’s rights advocacy.
Sagiv Galai worked with Amnesty International in New York, where he assisted with the group’s participation in the World Social Forum in Tunisia and the International Arms Trade treaty negotiations, and helped to organize a young activist training event in New York.
Margaret Kucera interned at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance headquarters in Chicago, where she had the chance to further investigate mental health issues as human rights issues, a particular interest of hers while studying at Bard.
Mehdi Rahmati, who came to Bard from Afghanistan, worked at the Open Society Institute’s South Asia Division in New York City, where he conducted research for his senior project on transitional justice in Afghanistan.
Sarah Stern worked at Encounter, an NGO founded by American rabbis as a conflict transformation organization, helping to equip influential Jewish leaders from across the political and ideological spectra with access to Palestinian perspectives and claims on the ground.
2011 Internship Award Recipients
Beatrice Ajearo, Public Policy Center of Mississippi
Farah Akhtar, Indus Hospital Research Center
Cosie Andujar, Research Assistant to Alexandra Cox, Soros Justice Fellow, Organizational Change in Juvenile Justice Project
Jasmine Araujo, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant
Kyle Gipson, Texas Civil Rights Project
Abigail Guyton, SALT Gallery
Jessica Zerrin Holle, Human Rights Foundation of Turkey
Mehdi Rahmati, Human Rights Watch
Kay Schaffer, Global Justice Center
2010 Internship Award Recipients
Nora Palandjian, UMAM Beirut
Ada Petiwala, Turkish Policy Quarterly
Isabel Barber, Safe Horizon
Elias Isquith, Center for Constitutional Rights
Christeena Chikrakar, SAATHI Kathmandu
Sadaf Hasaon, SAATHI Kathmandu
Margaret Jennings, Save the Children
Zachary Israel, Office of US Rep. Rush Holt (Dem, NJ-12)
Sabrina Osmany, Pakistan Mission to the United Nations
2009 Internship Award Recipients
Daniel Decker, Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Caroline Friedman, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Simon Glenn, Cluster Munition Coalition
Anneka Olson, Somos un Pueblo Unido
Stephanie Urugutia, Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social
Kyla Wasserman, Masakhane Center
Anne Vachon, Bronx Defenders
Pisie Hochheim. Schenectady County Human Rights Commission
2008 Internship Award Recipients
Cassie Cornell, Dissent
Nina Feldman, Central American legal Assistance
Rebecca Goldberg, Rena le Lona
Nicole Nummerlin, Public Interest Law Initiative, New York
Laura Villegas, Make the Road
Jamie Bricmont, Public Interest Law Initiative, Budapest
Carolyn Lazard, Mitra Alam
Alana Heath, Joybells Orphanage
Taliesin Gilkes-Bower, Green Architecture