During her internship experience at FIHRRST Indonesia, Rachel DeCapita (New England Law School, Boston, MA) had the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of current issues in international law and human rights, dealing in particular with human trafficking and illegal fishing in Indonesia.
DeCapita was assigned to research news report of enslaved fishermen working on fishing boats off Indonesia and provide a legal analysis of the recent cases occurred.
Her research findings were further presented directly to an audience, including Dr. Yunus Husein, Special Advisor of the Presidential Task Force to Combat Illegal Fishing (Task Force 115) at the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia and FIHRRST founders.
Overall, this experience has provided her valuable insights on the inner workings of a human rights foundation and enabled her to establish strong professional connections in the related field.
Read more about her experience interning with us at: (https://nesl.edu/news/detail/student-tackles-human-trafficking-and-illegal-fishing-in-indonesia-internship)