Interns and Fellows

Our interns and fellows are supported through funded placements, giving those without the financial means to work for free the opportunity to enter the sector and fulfil their ambition. If you would like to learn more about these positions, including how you can support them please visit our Bob Hepple Memorial Fund page

If you are interested in interning with us please keep an eye on our opportunities page where all forthcoming positions will be advertised. Alternatively, if you would like to contribute your time on an ad-hoc basis, please visit our Equality Volunteers Network page

Elektra Clark - Legal Research Intern

Elektra
Elektra joined the Trust in May 2017. She supports the Trust’s litigation and advocacy programmes, including supporting the implementation of its thematic and country-specific projects implemented globally.

 

Elektra is currently studying an LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice at SOAS University and she holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Glasgow. Elektra has previously interned with two law firms in Singapore and has volunteered with Mercy Corps Europe and Childline.

 

Pouya Fard - Legal Research Intern

Pouya Fard
Pouya Fard began working with the Trust in May 2017. He supports the Trust’s litigation and advocacy programmes, including supporting the implementation of its thematic and country-specific projects implemented globally. More specifically, he provides assistance to the Trust’s global research project on promoting primary school enrolment and to research for the Trust’s country report series which assessing patterns of discrimination and national legal frameworks in specific countries.

Before the Trust, Pouya volunteered at the Dutch Refugee Council. He supported legal research on stateless persons at the Public Interest Litigation Project and on migrants at the University of Groningen. He holds a BA in International Relations and an LLM in Public International Law (cum laude) from the University of Groningen. 

 

Catriona Harris - MENA Region Research Fellow 

Catriona Harris
Catriona Harris joined the Equal Rights Trust in October 2015.  She supports work on the Trust’s projects in the MENA region, providing support to the research and advocacy aspects of these projects. 


Catriona holds a BA in Arabic and French from University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law. Before joining the Trust, she worked as an immigration paralegal in a national law firm and has volunteered with the Refugee Council, Amnesty International and International Service.