2013: Helene Qvist Petersen When did you intern at BIHR? I interned at BIHR in the summer of 2013. What were you doing before your BIHR internship? I interned at BIHR while studying for an LLM in Human Rights Law at QMUL. While I was studying, I volunteered as a mentor at the organisation ReachOut, which is a mentoring charity working with young people in disadvantaged communities. Before London, I did my LLB in Copenhagen, Denmark, which is my home country. At the same time, I worked part time at a Danish law firm and as an assistant teacher at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law. What did you do during your BIHR internship? During my time at the BIHR, I helped organise the Human Rights Tour 2013 and participated in a number of human rights related conferences. It was very inspiring to work with such a dedicated team and I got an insight into the importance and application of the Human Rights Act in practice. I also learned about the political challenges related to human rights in the UK. What did you do after your BIHR internship? After having finished my internship and LLM in London, I moved back to Copenhagen and did a Danish LLM. During that time I worked part time at the Danish Institute for Human Rights and participated in a human rights case competition. After having graduated, I started working at a Danish law firm called Kammeradvokaten, which is the biggest law firm in Denmark. I work here today as an attorney (“advokat”) and my main focus area is compliance with a special focus on anti-corruption and fraud. I conduct internal investigations that often include international issues. However, at the moment, I am doing an investigation of potential maltreatment of Danish athletes. Although I am not working with issues directly related to human rights today, my year in London (at QMUL, ReachOut and BIHR) has had a great influence on my work today in the sense that I am driven by working with matters that in my view are meaningful and relate to aspects of ethics.