SIHMA | Scalabrini Institute For Human Mobility In Africa

Izabella Bratter

Izabella graduated from Northeastern University in May 2023 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Affairs with a concentration in International Relations and Diplomacy. In 2022, Izabella worked as a Programme Management intern for the United Nations Democracy Fund where she helped manage civil society projects intended on promoting democracy. Prior to this position, Izabella has had experience working as a consulting intern, international trade intern, legislative intern, and legal intern. Izabella will start law school in the Fall of 2024, where she will specialize in human rights law and humanitarian work. Through her internship at SIHMA, Izabella will advance her knowledge and understanding of migrants and refugees in Africa and contribute to the organization’s meaningful work in this space.

"My internship at SIHMA was an incredibly rewarding and transformative experience. At SIHMA, I had the privilege of contributing to impactful research and initiatives that promote the rights and dignity of migrants and refugees across the continent. SIHMA's dedicated team, driven by a shared commitment to human rights work, continuously inspires me with their invaluable and unique work.

Through my internship, I witnessed firsthand the difference that informed policy-making and advocacy can make in the lives of individuals and communities. The diverse and dynamic environment at SIHMA has enriched my understanding of migration issues and has equipped me with essential skills and knowledge for my future, which I hope will be in the human rights and migration space. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of an organization that not only champions the cause of migrants and refugees but also fosters a spirit of empathy and hope."