Levin Center announces 2022 congressional interns

The Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy has selected three law students to serve as legal interns in congressional committee offices in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Internships recipients are:

• Kawkab (Kay) El-Moussaoui, a 2L at Wayne State University Law School, is president of the Muslim Law Student Association, a member of Moot Court, and a recipient of a Damon J. Keith Scholarship.  She graduated from the University of Michigan with a major in Biopsychology, Cognitive and Neuroscience, and Political Science.  She serves as a student attorney for the Wayne Law Community Advocacy Clinic.  She is serving her legal internship with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. 

• Bahar Haste, a 2L at Wayne law, serves on both Law Review and Moot Court.  She graduated from Michigan State University with a major in Psychology. While studying at Wayne she has served as a judicial extern to U.S. Distrcit Court Judge Judith E. Levy, Eastern District of Michigan, as well as a research assistant for the Levin Center.  She is fluent in Farsi and conversational Mandarin.  She is serving her legal internship with the Emerging Threats Subcommittee of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. 

• Yesenia Jimenez, a 1L at Wayne Law, graduated from Harvard University with a major in Government.  She worked for three years as a case support associate at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in Chicago.  From September 2017 to July 2018 she was a Fellow at L’Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, researching the intersection of criminal and immigration policy.  She is serving her legal internship with the Senate Committee on Finance. 

Each position involves work with congressional staff from both parties and a bipartisan approach to oversight. Students work under the supervision of an experienced attorney who is engaged in conducting oversight on behalf of a congressional committee.

This is the seventh year for the 10-week internships. Collectively, twenty-five Wayne Law students have participated since the program’s inception. Interns are supported by Levin Center staff during their placement.

Launched in March 2015, the Levin Center educates future attorneys, business leaders, legislators and public servants on their role overseeing public and private institutions and using oversight as an instrument of change. 


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