This internship is given to an outstanding human rights undergraduate student to complete a summer internship at Business and Human Rights Resource Centre in New York, NY.
The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Internship is an eight-week learning immersion experience with an international non-profit human rights organization dedicated to advancing human rights in business.
The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre works with everyone to advance human rights in business and eradicate abuse. They work to build corporate transparency, strengthen corporate accountability and empower advocates. A $5,000 scholarship is provided to assist with expenses related to the internship.
Students with an interest in advancing human rights in business should consider this internship. Open to all undergraduates at UConn, with preference given to Human Rights Majors and Minors.
Visit the Business and Human Rights Resource Center Website for more information.
This internship is sponsored by the Dodd Center.
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2018 Business & Human Rights Resource Center Intern: Tahreem Ali
Tahreem Ali is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut where she is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Finance and in Human Rights. She is a Chairperson for the Outreach and Marketing Committees for the Women’s Center at her university, where she promotes gender equity through an intersectional perspective. She is an active member of Women in Business and Finance Society. From January 2017 to April 2018, she worked on a photography exhibit at her university about child Labor in the cocoa industry in West Africa. Prior to her internship at the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre she has interned at Traveler’s, Inc. as a Finance Intern in Corporate Audit one summer and another summer in Corporate Tax. Tahreem is particularly interested in the connections between human rights and corporate transparency and supply chains. Tahreem’s primary advocacy revolves around labor rights, environmental rights, and refugees. Upon graduation, she hopes to obtain a MBA in Business and Human Rights.
2017 Business & Human Rights Resource Center Intern: Jillianne Lyons,
Jillianne Lyon is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut pursuing a double major in Human Rights and Political Science, with a minor in French. Prior to her internship with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre in New York City, she studied abroad in Paris, France for a semester in the spring of 2016. The following semester, Jillianne was awarded UConn’s Undergraduate Intern of the Year Award for her internship with Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven, CT. At IRIS, she worked with refugees from all over the world and managed a food bank, community garden, women’s sewing group, and housing and donations center. This past spring, Jillianne interned at the Connecticut General Assembly Legislature where she worked primarily in the Environment, Human Services, and Banking committees.
At UConn, Jillianne volunteers at Spring Valley Student Farm, and was an EcoHouse resident for the 2014-2015 year. In addition to volunteering, she is a student employee at the William Benton Museum of Art. Her academic interests focus on the intersectionality between women’s rights, corporate transparency, and environmental justice. After graduation, Jillianne hopes to pursue a master’s degree in labor relations with a focus on gender studies.
To read more about Jillianne’s experience interning at the BHRRC, please see here.
2016 Business and Human Rights Resource Centre Intern | Lesedi Graveline
Lesedi Graveline is a rising senior, double majoring in Human Rights and Women’s Studies. Prior to her internship with the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre in New York City, she studied abroad at the University of Essex in Colchester, England for a semester in the spring of 2015. During the spring of 2014, she was hired as a student employee at the Neag Gifted Education and Talent Development Center where she organized and maintained an efficient office environment and became accustomed to both traditional and non-traditional systems of research and educational development. Lesedi was also a First Year Experience Mentor for fall of 2014 and fall of 2015, which is a program designed to assist incoming freshman with the transition to UConn. Through this program, she became trained in facilitating a classroom and responding to the needs of students through one-on-one counseling sessions. She has also had the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California with UConn’s Habitat for Humanity Chapter as a volunteer. Lesedi also volunteers for the Husky-for-a-Day Program, is an active member of the Black Student’s Association, and has been a dancer/fundraiser for “Huskython”, UConn’s 18-hour long dance marathon.
Lesedi will be an intern for UConn’s Police Department in the fall of 2016, where she will continue to be exposed to different aspects of law and civil rights from the perspective of law enforcement. She was recently accepted to be a Resident Assistant for the 2016-2017 academic year. Lesedi’s primary advocacy interests revolve around women’s rights, children’s rights, and refugees. After graduation, Lesedi hopes to travel as well as attend law school to pursue a degree in International Law and eventually join the Peace Corps.