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Summer Internship in Uganda

Greetings from Uganda! My name is Daniel Moxley, and I am currently in Uganda completing a summer internship at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. It has been an honor to participate in the Center for Global Justice, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law Internship and Fellowship Grant Program. It has been a pleasure to meet and work with Justice Chibita, the Director of Public Prosecutions, as well as Chelsea Mack (a Center for Global Justice fellow at the Office of the DPP) and many other attorneys. More importantly, though, it has been a privilege to serve the people of Uganda.

Students from Regent University School of Law in Virginia, Pepperdine University School of Law in California,
and Mekerere University School of Law in Uganda, visiting Kyampisi Childcare Ministries

The Center’s purpose is to promote justice, human rights, and the rule of law around the world, but it’s purpose in Uganda specifically is to end practices such as human trafficking and child sacrifice. The Center may be unable to end these practices itself, but any progress in that direction is well worthwhile. Over the course of the summer, we were able to make progress on documentation of crimes, court filing systems, and prospective legislation that will hopefully address child sacrifice more directly than any existing laws. This work is vital to the justice system in Uganda. Those who contribute to the Center are enabling its interns and fellows to fight crime, and ultimately, to change the world for the better.

I would encourage students to apply for internships or fellowships in the future. The internship in Uganda is difficult in some ways. Interns will be exposed to terrible crimes, will have to adapt to a new culture, and will have to give up opportunities that might otherwise have been available. But they will change the world.

This post was written by a Center for Global Justice intern.  The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of Regent University, Regent Law School, or the Center for Global Justice.