Our Interns

Joan Maria Monclús- Programme Intern (Geneva)

Joan Maria Monclús holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. He is currently a Master Student of International and European Law with a focus on human rights in the University of Geneva where he also completed a Certificate in Transnational Law. A Spanish native with proficient level in French he hopes to get more insight on international mechanisms and be able to efectively support human rights defenders during his time at ISHR. 

John Indergaard- Programme Intern (New York)

John Indergaard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government and an International Relations minor from Cornell University. He previously interned at the Wilson Center in Washington D.C., where he worked with two scholars writing books about Myanmar and American foreign policy institutions during the Cold War. At university John was especially interested in researching conflict resolution and authoritarian regimes. He is proficient in French and Japanese. At ISHR, John looks forward to working on human rights documentation through the UPR process and advocating for human rights defenders.  

Sena Nutakor- Programme Intern (Geneva)

Sena holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and French as well as a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Ghana. She is currently an LLM candidate at the Geneva Academy for International Humanitarian law and Human Rights. Sena has previously worked as a research assistant with the Knowledge Management Unit at LECIAD, University of Ghana and also volunteers with a local charity that works to ensure underprivileged women and children’s access to basic needs. At ISHR, Sena looks forward to supporting and furthering the protection for human rights defenders across the world.

Lyudmila Aleksandrova - Communications Intern (Geneva)

Lyudmila Aleksandrova holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, with a concentration in Conflicts and Conflict Resolution. She also has a minor in Russian Language and Literature. Prior to becoming a communications intern at ISHR, Lyudmila helped manage a team of researchers and coordinated several social media platforms at Nonviolence International in New York. Lyudmila also interned at think tanks located in Washington D.C. such as the Wilson Center and the Center on Global Interests, where she engaged in research and translation. She is fluent in both English and Russian. 

Aiden McKee - Programme Intern (Geneva)

Aiden is currently in his final year of a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in history) and a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has also recently completed a Diploma of Languages in Chinese Mandarin. During his undergraduate studies, Aiden interned with the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, where he assisted in researching Australian law on the use of force in detention, as well as reviewing and cataloguing Australia’s potential human rights breaches in its offshore asylum-seeker detention centers. At ISHR, Aiden is particularly interested in utilising international human rights mechanisms to better support and enable local human rights defenders. 

Luke Wilson - Programme Intern (Geneva)

Luke Wilson is a second-year student at the University of Michigan Law School. Luke is interested in human rights law. As a law student, he volunteered with Michigan Law School's Syrian Accountability Project, which documents atrocities committed during the Syrian Civil War for use in future war crimes tribunals, and the MLaw International Pro Bono Project, which advocates for legislation to protect LGBT communities in Belize. Additionally, Luke interned with California Rural Legal Assistance, where he worked on behalf of migrant farmworkers in California's San Joaquin Valley, and worked with the University of Michigan Law School's Human Trafficking Clinic, which provides legal assistance to survivors of human trafficking. Luke is currently interning at ISHR's Geneva office and looks forward to furthering protections for human rights defenders.

Anteia Win - Communications Intern (Geneva)

Anteia holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations & Political Science from the Erasmus University College of Rotterdam. She previously interned in the communications team of FIND, a foundation focusing on creating innovative new diagnoses for neglected diseases. At university she worked for a night-life-app startup called Nocto, helping it in the development of its database and marketing strategy, and later on becoming a regional manager with the responsibility of expanding the visibility of the company. Now working at ISHR’s Geneva office she's helping the organisation in its visual communication.