When did you intern at BIHR? 

I interned at BIHR between August 2012 and February 2013. 

What were you doing before your BIHR internship?  

Before interning at BIHR, I was studying for my final year Law LLB exams at QMUL and working in a pub!

What did you do during your BIHR internship?

I did a whole range of things, including office support, helping to draft briefings and publications, but my main role was to support with the delivery of the Human Rights Tour, free roadshows that we delivered in 16 areas across the UK. I got to travel to Brighton and York, and supported with everything from sourcing venues to making sure all the materials were ready and all access requirements were met for the attendees. I processed lots of feedback and wrote follow up emails, and learnt a lot about human rights and their applicability to public sector organisations along the way!

What did you do after your BIHR internship?

I am currently the Equality Manager for the London Fire Brigade. My experience at BIHR helped me enormously in my next role as a Policy Officer at a domestic violence charity, where I stayed for a year and a half before moving to Brent Council to work as their Equality Officer.

My work at BIHR, in partnership with my law degree, helped me to quickly gain skills in the area of equality and human rights that have been invaluable in my career progression. After Brent Council I moved back into the NGO sector, working as a Senior Programmes Manager at Stonewall, Europe’s largest LGBT charity. I put my public sector experience to good use and worked for just over three years with a huge range of organisations, from government departments to police forces, supporting them to advance the rights of LGBT people in the UK and internationally. I took six months out to travel at the end of 2018 and am now in a really exciting role at the London Fire Brigade, working on strategic equality and rights-related interventions for staff and communities