A delegation of students taking part in the Leaders in Training program of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) visited the Institute for the Study of Human Rights on February 21st.
The IRC aids refugees and people whose lives are affected by conflict and disaster. The IRC in New York’s youth programming includes Leaders in Training (LIT), a group of highly engaged students in their junior and senior years of high school supported by IRC staff in college and career readiness, civic engagement, and socio-emotional wellness throughout the year. The LITs engage in different events throughout the year, as led by Rosalie Arndt, youth education coordinator at the IRC in NY. Rosalie works with the LITs to identify their career goals and seek out opportunities for career day visits where the LITs interact with New York professionals in different sectors while practicing their own interview and professional skills. Prof. Nettelfield gave an overview of her research and student life at Columbia for the LITs.