Chayes Fellow Natalie Jay ’15 on working with the Portuguese Refugee Council

Natalie (second from left) and colleagues in Lisbon.

“This photo was taken on World Refugee Day (June 20), when we handed out chocolate umbrellas (symbolizing protection) at metro stations throughout Lisbon as part of an awareness campaign. The work is interesting, and it changes every day. I’m excited to have the opportunity to work almost exclusively in Portuguese and to become conversant in Portuguese and international asylum, refugee, and immigration law, which I work with on a daily basis. I love my colleagues, and I get to go into the prohibited-entry parts of the airport!!”

Natalie is one of 23 HLS students working this summer in 18 countries under the auspices of the Chayes International Public Service Fellowship. Please visit our Chayes Fellowship page to learn more!