Milena Kloczkowska graduated from the fourth year of law at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. She started her professional experience from the first year of her studies, including an internship at the “Lempart Feliński” law firm in Krakow, and then at the law firm “Legal: radcy prawni Kosoń Kupiec Mazurek” in Krakow.
Milena has been dealing with human rights since the second year of her studies. She started working in this area from consulting at the Society of Friends of Children (Towarzystwo Przyjaciół Dzieci) in Lublin. She has been cooperating with the Rule of Law Institute Foundation in Lublin for two years, which specializes in helping refugees and representing them before the state authorities. Milena also perfected her skills at the Helsinki Foundation of Human Rights, where she completed her internship. The scope of her activity in the Foundation was mainly based on the application and interpretation of article 23 of the Civil Code on personal rights.
Because of this, Milena got acquainted with the issues related to violations of human rights, personal rights, refugee procedure, and procedure for granting subsidiary protection and refugee status, and also gained experience in the broadly understood Polish civil, commercial and family laws.
The two-month internship at the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR) is a great opportunity for Milena to perfect her already acquired knowledge and develop more skills. Human rights, according to Milena, is a very broad field. It includes all diversity, such as cultural, religious or ethnic diversity.
In learning about all aspects of human rights, there can also be no lack of knowledge of the problems of national minorities. And because of her internship, she will also learn about a new culture, which is very fascinating for her.