Notes from the Field: Carolyne Musyoka '20

Carolyne Musyoka '20 interned at the World Justice Project for the Summer 2017 term. The following is an excerpt from her internship report.

This summer, I interned at the World Justice Project, a global, multi-disciplinary NGO that promotes the rule of law around the world. The organization advances this mission by being a resource for lawyers in addition to researching daily affairs like security, freedom and governance.

Through the work of the World Justice Project, the rule of law has been advanced in more than 113 countries with a goal of one day reaching all of the 193 countries around the world. Rule of law advancement directly addresses the menace of corruption and extrajudicial killings as well as the lack of access to justice systems, healthcare, and freedom of the press. It also addresses independence and the impartiality of the judiciary.

During my internship, I was able to directly apply the knowledge that I obtained from law school in Kenya since I was tasked with doing research on Kenya and other African states. Thus, one of the most exciting and interesting aspects of my internship was being able to learn about the rule of law index in my home continent.

I am glad I participated in the Dartmouth Leadership and Behaviors program (D-LAB) which taught me about tolerance, leadership, and appreciating diversity. This aided me in my interactions with the staff and others I met in Washington D.C. Additionally, the tips sheets the internship program provided were extremely useful, especially the tips on how to network effectively.

Overall, the internship amplified my interest in attending law school in America due to the fulfillment I experienced in working as a rule of law intern and interacting with a myriad of legal issues during my internship. I am thankful to the Rockefeller Center whose support and funding was so essential.