Who are the CVHR Summer Interns and Law Clerks?
A recent graduate of Zionsville Community High School, Julia is in her second summer of interning for the CVHR. She knew she wanted to work with a nonprofit that would give her experience in helping others as well as law and management. These opportunities along with CVHR’s mission statement brought her to be interested in this organization. Her favorite part of interning here has been seeing the work she does used in application, such as seeing employees sign the social media policy she wrote last year. In her home life, she is the oldest of 6 kids and describes herself as ambitious, passionate, and outgoing. Julia will be a freshman at DePauw University studying psychology or communications as well as a minor in music.
From Carmel, Indiana, Pearl is a rising junior at St. Olaf College studying political science and sociology/anthropology. She was drawn to the CVHR because of the way it combines law, advocacy, and awareness in its work. She hopes to learn about the potential our legal system has to either empower or curtail personal agency, as well as how to build awareness. She has really enjoyed meeting all the staff and working with people who have these similar interests. At home, she likes to read, play Wii with her siblings, hike, garden and swim. When asked to describe herself in three words, Pearl says she “thinks she’s funny.”
Niloofar is a hardworking, compassionate, and intelligent woman who recently graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a degree in political science and near eastern languages and cultures. She was initially interested in interning for the CVHR because of the CVHR’s mission statement and values outlined on their website. However, she is also interested in becoming a lawyer in the nonprofit sector, and thought that being an intern at the CVHR would allow her the opportunity to learn how the nonprofit sector works. So far, her favorite part of interning with the CVHR has been working with a great team of people committed to the same values. She looks forward to helping the CVHR expand their presence and reputation in Indianapolis. Like many people, she cannot live without her phone and chocolate. In her spare time, she likes to take walks, travel, and try to teach herself how to cook.
Mariana comes to us from Mexico and attended North Central High School. She is planning to study psychology. She has joined the CVHR to learn new things about legal rights and gain experience on how organizations function. She is most excited to better her communication skills throughout her time here. She hopes to someday become a counselor or be involved in elementary education. Describing herself as independent, outgoing, and kind, she likes to spend her free time going on walks and watching animal or nature shows.
A rising senior at Indiana University, Morgan comes to us from Zionsville, Indiana. She is currently studying law and public policy with minors in Spanish, psychology, and nonprofit management. She was drawn to the CVHR because she was interested in an internship within the nonprofit sector that also involved legal work and human rights. She hopes to someday work within the public policy field either as an attorney, politician, or lobbyist for human rights cases. She is excited to be introduced to the outreach program as well as the legal system for human rights and violence cases. When she’s not busy studying, Morgan enjoys cooking, playing soccer, and spending time with friends.
Lauren, a current student at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, is one of the CVHR’s volunteer law clerks and is excited to learn more about the process of preparing for cases. From Frankfort, Indiana, she was drawn to the CVHR because it focuses on helping individuals in protection order cases. Her favorite part of the time she has spent with the CVHR has been getting to know all the wonderful and dedicated people who work here. She hopes to someday work for a nonprofit. When she’s not working, Lauren loves to run. She has run two mini marathons and is planning to run another in September.
Also a student at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law, Elizabeth is another CVHR volunteer law clerk. She graduated undergrad from Anderson University with a double major in political science and Spanish. From Martinsville, Indiana, she became interested in working with the CVHR because of her mother’s work at Desert Rose, a women’s shelter in her local community. This motivated her to become involved in helping victims of domestic violence. Along with her drive to help others, she is also an active runner and participator in Crossfit, and her dream career would be to be a professional UFC Fighter.