Oh the places you will go: Lauren Blodgett

Many incredible people have passed through the VACorps internship program since we first started hosting interns in 2006. “Oh the places you’ll go” is a series where our alumni share updates about their careers and life accomplishments. In this latest post, Lauren Blodgett (Refugee and Human Rights Internship, 2013), checks in from New York City, where she [...]

Corrie Colson – Buckinghamshire, UK (2018)

Corrie participated in the VACorps Cape Town human rights internship program in 2018. "I chose to come to Cape Town because it's in a country that's always fascinated me, and I thought it would be the perfect place to do a human rights internship. I learned so much here, not just academically speaking, but I also [...]

Logan McVey – North Carolina, USA (2018)

Logan was a participant of the July 2018 Human Rights Internship Program. "I wanted to intern abroad because it was a good way to get experience in the human rights field without having a law focus (which can be hard to find back home in the States). I wanted to come to Cape Town because [...]

Noah Goldman – North Carolina, USA (2018)

Noah joined the VACorps program in June 2018 and participated in a Human Rights internship. "I chose to come to Cape Town because it was a good opportunity to add hands-on experience to my studies (political science) and to see a lot of my family that lives here in Cape Town. It was the perfect [...]

Allison Angelidis – California, USA (2018)

"I decided Cape Town was the best place for my internship because of my passion for human rights work and my interest in South Africa's history. I completed a human rights internship working specifically with policing in Khayelitsha, an informal settlement near the city, to implement the progressive yet neglected constitution that stands not as [...]

Madhavi Kuthanur – San Jose, California (2017)

Madhavi participated in a Human Rights & Public Health internship in Cape Town, in 2017. "The main reason I chose to intern in Cape Town is that I wanted to learn about how health systems functioned in South Africa and the interventions that public health organizations develop to improve the quality of the various health services. [...]

Yi Cao — Seattle, Washington USA (2017)

"I will start by saying that Cape Town is the most beautiful city that I have ever visited. Waking up and immediately seeing the blue sky and a towering mountain is still not something I could get used to, despite the fact that I have been here for nearly two months. I am leaving this [...]

Sophie Allen — Portland, Oregon USA (2017)

"Being an African Regional focus in my studies back in the states, it felt natural to intern in an African country if I was to go abroad at all. I also have a passion for promoting Women's Rights internationally, and South Africa having one of the highest rates of gender-based violence and rape made it [...]

Cara O’Donnell – Melbourne, Australia (2017)

Cara spent 9 weeks completing a Human Rights internship with the South African Human Rights Commission in Cape Town. "The experience was both educational and personally rewarding, and one I won't soon forget. In addition to placing me with an organization I likely wouldn't have been to able to arrange myself (especially from the opposite [...]

Ashley Fleck – Atlanta, Georgia USA (2016)

Ashley participated in a human rights law internship with VACorps in 2016. "South Africa has been an amazing adventure. From paragliding over Cape Town to wine tasting in Stellenbosch to camping and cliff diving in the Cederburgs, every second of my time spent here has been worth it. During my internship, I was lucky enough to [...]