HRP Awards 2023 Summer Fellows

A collage of the 2023 HRP summer fellows, from left to right: Chinaza Asiegbu smiling into camera and wearing a shiny copper shirt; Sabrina Ochoa wearing a dark green jacket and white top; Krister Rasmussen smiling into camera wearing navy suit.
The 2023 HRP summer fellows, from left to right: Chinaza Asiegbu, Sabrina Ochoa, Krister Rasmussen.

HRP is pleased to announce its 2023 summer fellowship cohort: Chinaza Asiegbu JD’25, Sabrina Ochoa JD’24, and Krister Rasmussen JD’25.

Summer fellowships for human rights internships are a central part of the Harvard Law School human rights experience and provide rich professional, personal, and intellectual opportunities. Many students and alumnae/i who are committed to human rights were introduced to the field through an internship. Interns work for at least eight weeks with nongovernmental or intergovernmental organizations advancing human rights with an international focus.

You can find the bios of this year’s summer fellows below.

Chinaza Asiegbu JD’25 will intern with the West African Transitional Justice Centre, helping to develop transitional justice mechanisms from a pre-scholarship perspective through curriculum building, policy advocacy, community dialogue, and archive formation. She hopes to eventually focus on African history, anti-corruption, peacebulding, human rights litigation, and community work. Prior to law school, Chinaza worked with UNESCO, Integrity Initiatives International, and The Honorable Judge Mark L. Wolf. Chinaza graduated from Harvard College with a B.A. in History with a secondary in African Studies and a French citation. 

Sabrina Ochoa JD’24 will intern with the Center for Justice and International Law in Washington, D.C., supporting their advocacy within the Inter-American Human Rights System. Interested in the intersection of reproductive justice and international law, Sabrina hopes to specialize in issues of gender equality and civil society capacity-building to advance human rights objectives. She has previously published on gender-based violence and abortion rights within the Inter-American Court’s jurisprudence, and her honors thesis analyzed the obstacles to the creation of an East Asian regional human rights system. She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

Krister Rasmussen JD’25 will intern with the U.N. Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty and Human Rights in Belgium, working to prepare the office’s 2023-24 reports to the U.N. General Assembly. Krister is interested in the relationship between democracy, international cooperation, and economic and social rights. His prior scholarship focused on the economics of inequality, labor regulation, and political theory. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from the University of Oxford, an MSc in Economics from the Paris School of Economics, and an MA in Philosophy from the Sorbonne.