Name: Michael Ratsimbazafy
Year of Participation: Summer 2021
Why did you want to be an ACLU of Maine intern?
I wanted to be an ACLU of Maine intern because I have a passion for making places safer for all individuals. I wanted to be a member of the ACLU of Maine because this community reflects powerful values that intertwine with mine. This opportunity will allow me to not only grow as an individual but more importantly, help create opportunities for those who don’t have access.
What are you excited to learn during your internship?
I am excited to learn more about the processes of creating policies, passing bills, and the steps to take action effectively. The ACLU is an organization founded on creating change for the better and I would like to fully immerse myself in this environment.
Where are you now, and what are your plans for the future?
I am a rising senior at Bates studying anthropology. My plans for the future are to complete my undergraduate career, try to gain first-hand experience as a paralegal, and finally attend law school. This first step with the ACLU of Maine will allow me to gain traction in my exploration of law, and I am truly thankful for this opportunity.