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


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.