Our Interns

Chloé Israel Collier - Programme Intern (Geneva)

Chloé holds a Master’s Degree in Law from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium), where she specialised in International, Transnational and Comparative Law. Currently, she’s a LL.M student at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Before joining ISHR, Chloé was working as an intern with a juveline court judge in Belgium. She also volunteered in Sri Lanka for women empowerment. At ISHR, Chloé will be assisting with development activities as well as with Treaty Bodies advocacy. 

Alisha Zhao - Programme Intern (Geneva)

Alisha Zhao is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Political Science and Human Rights at Stanford University. At ISHR, she will focus on the protection of human rights defenders in Asia. Alisha is the Founder and Executive Director of Kids First Project, which is a nonprofit that brings critical programs and services to youth experiencing homelessness through direct service and advocacy. She is also the President of Stanford Students for Housing Justice and previously served as a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Portland.

Anna-Tia Buss - Communications Intern (Geneva)

Anna-Tia is currently finishing her bachelor degree in Visual Communications, Camera Arts at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In her photography work she integrates her own experience and international upbringing to explore the theme of identity, gender, human rights from different angles. At ISHR, she will focus on the creation of the human right activist video profiles, photography, event supports and other tasks related to communications. Anna-Tia is working as a freelance photographer and is currently completing a documentary photography project on young women in Kyrgyzstan. 

Coraline Challamel - Programme Intern (Geneva)

Coraline is currently finishing her master's degree in Latin American studies at Sciences Po Grenoble, and holds a bachelor's degree in translation and international relations from the University Lyon Lumière and the Catholic University of Lyon. She has a strong interest in human rights and conflict resolution, especially transition processes involving the creation of a transitional justice system. She previously did an internship in Colombia where she worked on the current peace process. At ISHR, she will focus on Human Rights Council mechanisms and the protection of human rights defenders in Africa. As such, she will be working on the national laws on the protection of human rights defenders that countries such as Burkina Faso, Mali, Sierra Leone, Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo adopted. Other aspects of her work will consist of monitoring Council's sessions and helping out with the organisation of some events.

Karen Dedegbe - Programme Intern (New York)

Karen is ISHR's program intern in the New York office. Prior to ISHR, Karen interned at the New York State Assembly and at a couple of NGOs that focus primarily on the rights of women and children. Karen studied at the University of Albany where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Political Science and Globalization. At the University, she used her platform as the Community Service Chair of the African Student Association to organise fundraising events to support the education of children in West African schools.

Alexandra Ladwig - Programme Intern (Geneva)

Alexandra is a Juris Doctor student at the University of Michigan Law School and holds a degree in political science from the University of Michigan. She will be assisting with the work of ISHR on protection for human rights defenders in Asia and engaging with Human Rights Council sessions. Prior to ISHR, Alexandra interned for the Alaska Public Defender Agency, representing low-income clients faced with criminal charges. She has also spent time working with youth in juvenile detention facilities and engaging in prisoner advocacy efforts in the US. 

Oghenakaro Okandeji - Programme Intern (Geneva)

Oghenakaro holds a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs from Afe Babalola University in Nigeria and is currently undergoing a master’s degree program in International Relations and Diplomacy at the International University in Geneva. Prior to joining ISHR, Oghenakaro has always been passionate about human rights and the use of international mechanisms to foster the promotion and protection of human rights and human rights defenders around the world. At ISHR, Oghenekaro supports the work of the Human Rights Council advocate.