Cohort will be working in the Legal and Communications Departments
July 17, 2018, New York – The Center for Constitutional Rights welcomed 14 interns this summer: 12 are in the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program, one in Communications, and the Grinnell University intern works across the organization.
The law students in the Ella Baker Summer Internship Program (Ellas), founded in 1987 to honor the legacy of Ella Baker, a hero of the civil rights movement, are paired with seasoned lawyers who serve as mentors. The Ellas have an opportunity to work with dockets such as Government Misconduct/Racial Justice, the Guantanamo Global Justice Initiative, and International Human Rights. They also have a chance to work with CCR's Advocay staff on various campaigns. Throughout the summer, the Ellas will experience the unique opportunities and challenges of doing social justice lawyering at a national organization.
“We’re so excited to have the Ellas join us for the summer; they always bring so much passion, energy, and radical innovation to the office,” said Rachel Meeropol, senior staff attorney and associate director of legal training at CCR. “The Ella Baker Summer Internship Program helps CCR support our mission of training the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys.”
CCR is also hosting a Communications intern and an intern from Grinnell University this summer.
“It has been five years since the Communications Department has had an intern, so this will be a special summer for us,” said Chandra M. Hayslett, communications director. “We’re looking forward to having Jayson (Swain) be an instrumental part in helping the Communications Department implement a number of new and exciting programs this summer.”
The following are the interns for summer 2018:
Ella Baker Interns 2018
Hana Alicic, University of Minnesota Law School, Class of 2020
Kenneshea Allums, CUNY school of Law, Class of 2020
Jonathan Cohen, Yale Law School, Class of 2020
Eliana Green, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Class of 2019
Aaron Greene, University of South Carolina Law School, Class of 2019
Elizabeth Gyori, Harvard Law School, Class of 2019
Myriah Heddens, CUNY school of Law, Class of 2020
Jennifer Jones, UCLA School of Law, Class of 2019
Daniel Levine-Spound, Harvard Law School, Class of 2019
Samuel Martinez, Southwestern Law School, Class of 2019
Beth Patel, Northeastern University School of Law, Class of 2020
Rafaela Uribe, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, Class of 2019
Communications Intern 2018
Jayson Alexander Swain, City College of New York, Class of 2018
Grinnell Intern 2018
Joy Mitchell Grinnell University, Class of 2021
The Center for Constitutional Rights works with communities under threat to fight for justice and liberation through litigation, advocacy, and strategic communications. Since 1966, The Center for Constitutional Rights has taken on oppressive systems of power, including structural racism, gender oppression, economic inequity, and governmental overreach. Learn more at ccrjustice.org.