Student Externship Fund

In 2014, the Allard Prize Committee created the Allard Prize Student Externship Fund, worth CDN $10,000, to support student externships related to efforts to combat corruption or to promote transparency and/or the rule of law. Students may seek placements as paid interns or volunteers with governmental, not-for-profit or corporate entities.

The 2016 Allard Prize Student Externship Fund, worth CDN $10,000, has been awarded to Sadaf Kashfi.  Sadaf will work on two projects. First, a study on compliance with the anti-corruption articles of the ASEAN Convention Against Trafficking in Persons, in conjunction with the WSD Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford and the Human Rights Resource Center office in Manila. Second, research on new developments in the regulatory framework for business compliance in California and implications for corporate human-rights due diligence, in partnership with Global Diligence’s Business and Human Rights Task Force.

 

Past Winners

2015

The Allard Prize Student Externship Fund was awarded to Shirin Kiamanesh to work as an intern with the Center for the Study and Teaching of Law, a non-profit, independent research centre in Mexico. She assisted with their rule of law project which supported law schools across Mexico to adequately prepare their students to practice law under Mexico's new criminal justice system.

2014

The Allard Prize Student Externship Fund was awarded to Flora Vineberg to attend the 2014 International Caravana of Jurists as a delegate for Lawyers Rights Watch Canada. 

The Allard Prize Student Externship Fund was also awarded to Samina Ullah to work as an intern for Global Witness in Washington, DC, where she worked on projects aimed at combating corruption in the oil, gas and mining sector.