Finn International Fellows

Kristine Perry, 2016-2017: Amnesty International, London, UK

“I spent my year as the Finn International Service Fellow in London, U.K at Amnesty International – International Secretariat. While there, I worked with the Law and Policy Programme on a variety of issues, including: gender, impartiality, solitary confinement, detention of migrants, and disability rights. I reviewed documents to check for consistency with both internal policies and international law and standards. I developed and contributed to internal policies and also worked on strategic litigation. My fellowship confirmed my desire to work in international human rights and to live abroad. I am extremely grateful to have had this enriching and meaningful experience.”

Read more about Kristine’s experience in the Spring 2017 edition of All Rise.

Alexander Sonsev, 2017-2018: Center for Asylum Protection, Bangkok, Thailand

“Thailand has been amazing, and there’s so much I could tell you about life and work. Everything has been fantastic. I’ve reached the point where I have my own clients, so I am constantly in touch with them on any developments in their case. Given that it’s only us and one other organization, Asylum Access Thailand, that provide legal services to refugees in Bangkok, there is never a shortage of work. Thank you for all who have worked to make a fellowship like this possible.”




Alyssa Williams, Summer 2017: Institute for the Reintegration of Refugees, São Paulo , Brazil


Emily Johnson, Summer 2017: Perseus Strategies, Washington, D.C.