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It has always been my aspiration to work with a leading organization like IOM, helping migrants to achieve thier freedom and human rights as my family did 20 years ago. Please help me reach my dream to intern in Lithuania as a Human Rights Advocate!

From August - November, I hope to be interning in Vilnius, Lithuania with International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Human Rights House.  These are two of the leading organizations in human rights policy and advocacy for victims of human rights violations such as religious persecution, human trafficking, and restricted movement. This is my chance to help those, who like my family in the past, seek equal opportunities free of oppression.

During my internship with Human Rights House, I will be working alongside fellow Belarussians to "bring international standards home" as we fight to regain freedoms for Belarussians while operating in exile from Vilnius. I will also lead European youth with the International Law in Advocacy Program to contribute better defense of fundamental freedoms in countries that lack civil liberties.  At IOM, I will assist with voluntary return and social assistance for migrants in transit. IOM-Vilnius does extensive work with prevention of trafficking of human beings which I hope to be a part of. There is no better opportunity and cause for me to serve as an active leader than to help those with restricted freedoms.

Without your help, my internship will not be possible. The money I raise will help support me for my three months abroad while I serve as an un-paid intern.  It will be used to cover my flight, housing and living costs. Any amount will be an enormous help and your support is of utmost importance.

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