Meet Appleseed’s Spring 2022 Interns and Clerks

Each semester, Appleseed is fortunate to work with bright, talented, and dedicated interns and law clerks who are passionate about fighting for justice and opportunity for all Nebraskans. We’re excited to have interns and clerks join our team virtually! Meet the outstanding Nebraskans who dedicate their time to positive change in our communities.

We’ve had many returning interns and clerks this season! Read our past introductions for Nile Debebe, Jason Ezell, Franchesca Handlos, Anna Ramsdell, Laurel, Henry Dobson, and Claire Shada! And continue reading for introductions to our two new interns this semester. 

Sydney Comstock


Sydney is interning in our Economic Justice program to help with the Raise the Wage Nebraska ballot initiative work. She is in her senior year at Creighton University, working on a History major with a Latin American Studies minor. Sydney is from South Sioux City and says that her experience in a town with many immigrants and refugees helped shape her understanding of what it means to make Nebraska accessible for all. She’s excited to put this into practice during her time at Appleseed. In the future, Sydney hopes to work as an immigration attorney in Nebraska and do pro-bono work for immigrant children.

Shahla Abrahim


Shahla joins our Communications team during her senior year at Lincoln High School. She is excited to intern at Nebraska Appleseed to join the fight against discrimination and oppression. Shahla’s hometown is Sinjar, Iraq. As a student, she is proud to be learning Spanish, her third language! Shahla plans to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln next year for a double major in Political Science and Global Studies. She is also interested in minoring in Arabic or Spanish. One thing Shahla loves during the colder weather is a simple, traditional lentil soup that her mom makes.

Please join us in welcoming our spring interns and clerks! Are you interested in joining us next? Learn more about our internship and law clerk programs here.

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