Fellowships, Interns and Externs – International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law 2016 Fellow 

Graduate fellowships enable graduates to secure positions with nonprofit organizations, government entities and educational institutions. Fellowships are opportunities designed to give recent law graduates or junior attorneys experience in public interest practice.  Fellows are able to use their legal skills to effect positive change for disadvantaged populations and/or society in general.

Janine Parmar – In 2016, Janine Parmar, J.D. received graduate fellowship funding from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law for her participation as a part-time fellow with IANGEL. Janine is undertaking legal work on three IANGEL projects, and serving as project coordinator for two of those projects.  IANGEL Board Member Jolynn Shoemaker is providing legal mentorship and fellowship supervision.


2016 Externs

Law schools and legal employers are increasingly recognizing the value and importance of experiential education. UC Davis Law School recognizes that externships offer students the opportunity to augment their classroom learning with hands-on, real-world lawyering experience.  In September 2016, IANGEL will launch a new partnership with UC Davis Law School to provide students opportunities to work with our partners around the world on gender equality projects. 

Our first UC Davis Law School extern, Juli King, joined IANGEL in Fall 2016.  


2016 Interns

Anam Haque – Anam is pre-law, coming from a career position as a Data Analyst at UCSF’s Trauma Recovery Center, with a BS in Molecular Biology. She has a strong interest in transitioning her career to focus on women’s rights, education and law. Anam is working as a 2015 Summer and Fall Legal Programs Intern with IANGEL, lending her program evaluation expertise to enhance IANGEL’s administrative systems, develop metrics for program development and research protocols. *In Fall 2016, Anam became a JD candidate at Santa Clara Law! 

Catherine Born – Catherine graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a double major in International Studies and Spanish. In addition to her work as an English language teacher in the United States, Europe and Japan, Catie has developed over three years of experience with international human rights organizations, with focused work around migration and refugees. Catherine has been an intern and volunteer with programs including Amnesty International USA, East Bay Sanctuary Covenant, Survivors International, on the US-Mexico border with the Santa Cruz Community Foundation and now, in Asia, with the Japan Association for Refugees. Since joining as a 2015 Fall Legal Programs Intern in Tokyo, Japan, she is lending her human rights background and writing skills to our programs and communications. Catie has continued as an intern in Spring 2016 working from Paris, France. 


2015 Interns 

Irene Tait – Irene is pre-law, a rising senior majoring in Middle Eastern History at Vassar College. Irene is working with IANGEL as a 2015 Summer Legal Programs Intern supporting our volunteer attorney network with country-specific background research, and providing administrative support.

Toan Do, JD – Toan is a recent JD graduate from Golden Gate University. After graduation in 2014, Toan was an intern at the Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamsala, India. In addition to full time work, he is currently gives generously of his time to IANGEL and two other non-profit organizations. Toan is working as a 2015 Summer Legal Programs Intern with IANGEL, providing legal research and fundraising support.