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At the ECSH, we regularly host student interns who work with  us on our research. These come predominantly from the University of Limerick Cooperative Work Placement programme, but we have also hosted interns from Dalhousie University, Canada. Our current interns are:

FredaFreya Flynn: Freya is currently pursuing a joint arts degree in Sociology and Digital Culture and Communications here at the University of Limerick. She is undertaking an internship with the HHRG as part of her coop experience and is delighted to have gained so much knowledge from the placement. Upon graduating Freya hopes to complete a postgraduate degree in technical communications before establishing a career in technical writing.


Siobhan Quigg: Siobhan is from Northwest Territories, Canada and is currently studying law and public administration at Dalhousie University, Canada. She is thrilled to be expanding her understanding of access to justice and international approaches to the law as an intern with the HHRG. She is confident that her experience with the HHRG will be invaluable to her future endeavours. After graduation, Siobhan will be clerking at a Canadian court before completing her articles at a global law firm.


Simon Skey: Simon is a mature student at the University of Limerick. He is from Roscommon and have been living in Limerick for the last five years. He is currently in his second year studying Sociology and Politics. Prior to this he was a trained HCA working within nursing homes and the community and this lead him to develop an interest leading to professional role in advocacy for marginalised and disadvantaged groups. He IS doing his internship with the HHRG to gain a better understanding of hate crime; the people who experience it and the difficulties in legislating for it in an Irish context.