Through Carr Center Internship Funding, HKS students are able to receive funds to pursue human rights internships around the globe. During the summers of 2009 and 2010, students working in the anti-trafficking field have been received funding, including:
- Over the summer of 2009, Shino Saruta, MPP'10, interned with the International Labour Organization (ILO) in Geneva, a UN agency dedicated to working with member states in promoting decent work. Ms. Saruta's internship developed case studies on the role of businesses addressing forced labor which will also be included in an ILO handbook. Ms. Saruta also conducted research on business engagement in support of building the ILO's Global Business Alliance.
- In the summer of 2010, Susanna Groves, MPP'11, interned with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Human Trafficking (OFCT). Her summer was spent researching and writing country profiles for two annual reports mandated by the U.S. Congress on child labor and forced labor.
- In the summer of 2011, Tim Marlowe, MPP '12, used his Carr Center Summer Fellowship to work with the Canadian non-profit Child Rescue to help launch a U.S.-wide campaign against domestic human trafficking of minors. Much of Tim's work involved research of current anti-human trafficking statutes in each of the 50 states, in addition to pending legislation. As the campaign was looking to encourage youth advocacy and organization for children, Tim also spent much time interviewing and collaborating with employees of organizations with a history of successful youth organization, including Free the Children and Advocates for Youth. Tim's final product was a national campaign synthesis, presented to Child Rescue in August of 2011.
- In the summer of 2012, Victoria Rietig, MPP '13 conducted field research on human trafficking and human rights in Mexico City, Tapachula (Chiapas), and Ciudad Juarez (Chihuahua). For her project entitled “Human Trafficking: Institutional Framework”, she interviewed government officials, representatives of the UN system, NGO workers, and human rights activists about their work on human trafficking. Based on the quantitative and qualitative data she obtained, she is currently publishing the results of her work in academic journals. Her analyses focus on gaps in cooperation, perception of corruption, and organized crime and violence as a hindrance to anti-trafficking efforts.
The project was conducted in cooperation with El Colegio de Mexico, and generously funded by the Carr Center for Human Rights, the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, and the Center for International Development at Harvard.
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