Abigail Bellows

Abigail Bellows

MPP 2013, Roy Family Intern
US State Department, Washington, D.C. May 29, 2012– August 3, 2012

Abigail explored how to integrate gender into diplomacy through her internship at the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor this summer.  While Stationed in the Office of International Religious Freedom, Abigail learned about and contributed to mainstream gender issues in other human rights work, by ensuring the perspectives of female religious leaders were represented in stakeholder forums. The internship honed Abigail’s skills in advancing human rights in an institution like the State Department, through a broad range of competing priorities.