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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.
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.
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.
As a second year law student, I have been given the opportunity to work in Sapporo, Japan this summer.
I will be interning at the Hokkaido University Center for Ainu and Indigenous working with Dr. Teruki Tsunemoto and his colleague, Prof. Ken-ichi Ochiai. As part of the internship, I will be doing translation, basic research and promotion of Ainu heritage and culture. I also am currently writing an article on progressing Ainu rights within international human rights law, and I hope to have that piece published in a law review at a later date.
I spent this summer working for the District Attorney’s office in Clark County Nevada. Our office was located in the Regional Justice Center in downtown Las Vegas, just four blocks from Freemont Street.
The Clark County DA (CCDA)’s office is broken into six general litigation teams, and six specialty teams. The general litigation teams, also known as track teams, handle a wide variety of cases including misdemeanors, gross misdemeanors, and felonies.