I am excited to return to Osgoode for my second year after spending the summer as an Ian Scott Public Interest Intern for the Cross-Cultural Foundation (CrCF). Working in Bangkok over the summer period was both thrilling and rewarding, and it opened my eyes to the possibilities of a legal career beyond the traditional options.
CrCF is a non-profit, non-governmental organization mandated to protect, promote and monitor human rights in Thailand. Specifically, they focus on the administration of justice and sustainable judicial reform to protect the rights of the marginalized populations in the country. Over the course of my internship, I worked on a variety of tasks facilitating the objective the organization works relentlessly towards. Additionally, I have been able to immerse myself in an area of law I may not have otherwise ever gotten an opportunity to experience. Before beginning my education at Osgoode, such an opportunity was unimaginable. However, Osgoode provides the opportunities and the necessary resources for students to pursue things that really interest them.
This opportunity was possible because of Osgoode’s International Legal Partnership, which provided the opportunity, and the Ian Scott Public Internship award, which provided the funding that allowed me to pursue it.