The USP Samoa Campus in collaboration with the Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) have signed a 12-week internship-scholarship programme to connect the next generation of Pacific human rights advocates and change-makers with global human rights networks through a paid internship scholarship programme.
The project is based on the premise that conversations about human rights in the Pacific need to be led by diverse Pacific voices.
The internship scholarship programme is about equipping young leaders with a strong understanding of human rights data, provide an introduction to global human rights networks, and an opportunity to build writing and advocacy skills.
Interns were selected based on a demonstrated interest in learning about human rights advocacy and data production in the Pacific. The successful interns received $2000 each to assist with their fees and day to day student expenses.
Faye Sinei Fili
Jennifer Saloga Apelu Alisi
Lino Leon Williams
This is the very first cohort of HRMI Interns in the Pacific and the aim is to roll out this opportunity to benefit young Pacific leaders across all USP Member countries.