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.
Charlotta Blomqvist - Intern
Charlotta Blomqvist joined the Equal Rights Trust in October 2019 as a legal intern. Charlotta supports the implementation of the Trust’s strategy by undertaking legal research and assisting the delivery of its programmatic work. She also assists with fundraising and communications.
Prior to joining the Trust, Charlotta completed an internship at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, gaining experience in both policy and legal analysis, as well as in monitoring and impact evaluation.
Charlotta holds an LLB in Law (European Legal Studies) from the University of Southampton, an MA in Diplomacy and International Law from the American University of Paris and recently earned a certificate in International Human Rights Law from a summer course at the University of Oxford. She will soon be applying for admission to the New York bar.
When not working, Charlotta likes cooking, watching documentaries and spending time with friends.
Valeria Ruiz - Fellow
Valeria Ruiz joined the Equal Rights Trust as a research fellow in August 2019. Valeria assists the implementation of the Trust’s multi-country project promoting the implementation of core human rights and labour rights conventions, particularly in Bolivia, Paraguay and Cape Verde. Her activities include research on equality issues, translation of documents, and providing technical support to the organisation’s local partners and other project stakeholders.
Valeria has a background in human rights and legal research. She previously worked as a legal advisor and researcher at the Universidad de los Andes’ Prison Law Clinic (Bogotá, Colombia). She also worked as a lawyer at the Office for Administrative Authorities of the Colombian Institute for Family Welfare (Instituto Colombiano de Bienestar Familiar -ICBF), where she participated in the creation of public policies in the field of children’s rights, focusing particularly on the rights of girls, children belonging to ethnic minorities, and children with disabilities.
Valeria holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Philosophy from Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
In her spare time, she enjoys taking ballet lessons, practicing yoga, and going to music and dance shows.
Dhruv Tejaswi - Intern
Dhruv Tejaswi joined the Equal Rights Trust as an intern in October 2019. Dhruv provides project support focussing on legal research, assisting the Trust’s partners in project implementation, fundraising and monitoring developments in equality jurisprudence.
Before joining the Trust, Dhruv worked in the Governance and Accreditation team of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) South Asia Regional Office, New Delhi. His role involved assisting in the reorganisation and restructuring of internal policies of the partner NGOs in nine South Asian Countries to comply with international best practice standards.
Dhruv holds an LLM from SOAS, University of London and an LLB from University of Delhi, Delhi.
While not at work, Dhruv enjoys cooking, meditating, traveling and running.