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OU Law 2L Abby Meaders Works on Human Rights Issues at U.S. State Department

I was honored to serve as an intern for the United States Department of State this past summer in Washington, D.C. in the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs (MLGA). MLGA is an office within the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, which acts as one of the main intermediaries between the U.S. Government and the United Nations (UN), and works on global democracy issues in internet freedom and business and human rights.

My first week in D.C.

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OU Law 2L Kellie Reidlinger Works on International Trade Issues in D.C.

I had the privilege of working for the United States Senate Committee on Finance, Subcommittee on International Trade, in Washington, D.C., for 8 weeks in the summer of 2016. The Office for the Senate Finance Committee (SFC) is located within the office of Senator Orinn Hatch of Utah, current President Pro Tempore of the Senate. The SFC’s jurisdiction is over legislation and legislative issues regarding taxation, customs, general revenue sharing, some health services, etc.

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In His Own Words: Cale Padgett's Internship with the University of Miami

Last summer I had the opportunity to intern with one of the nation’s premier athletic institutions, the University of Miami. Naturally, because I want to work in collegiate athletics and am choosing a much different path from most of those in law school, it was a bit of a process to find a summer internship. But thanks to help from the Office of Career Development, I was able to speak with some people that worked in the industry and solidify this was the path I wanted to take.

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In Her Own Words: Kathryn Caudill's Internship Abroad

For the fall semester of 2015, I was able to spend four months interning for the United States Embassies in Bratislava, Slovakia and Budapest, Hungary. I spent most of my time working in the political section, but was also able to learn more about the other functions of the embassies, including the economic, public affairs, and consular sections. The political section is primarily responsible for communicating and advocating for U.S. policy goals with officials from the host countries.

I was able to select the cities where I interned.

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UN Internship Shapes Student’s Perspective

In August 2015, I had the privilege of serving as a student intern for the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva, Switzerland. I am currently a 3L law student at the University of Oklahoma and completed the internship between my 2L and 3L years. I became aware of this opportunity through OU Professors Alvaro Baca and Lindsay Robertson. They connected me with Mr. Francisco Cali Tzay, the Chairperson of the CERD.

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