HRI Internship Placements

 

International and Domestic Undergraduate HRI Internship Placement Opportunities, Summer 2014.

As the undergraduate human rights program at the University of Connecticut continues to expand, we are rapidly developing internship opportunities for our students at domestic and international human rights organizations. Consider one of the following HRI Internships Placements for Summer 2014.

International Opportunities

An information session will be held to learn more about the following international internship opportunities. Please join us:

Victor Schachter ' 64 Rule of Law Award

Internship at the Bangalore Mediation Centre.

This funded internship is given to an outstanding human rights undergraduate student completing a summer internship at the Bangalore Mediation Centre in Bangalore, India.

Application deadline:   February 17

To learn more about the internship at the Bangalore Mediation Centre or to read about previous recipients, please click here.

Richard Goldstone Internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

Internship at the ITCY.

This funded internship is given to a graduating UConn senior with a Human Rights Minor or Major for the Richard Goldstone Internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

Application deadline:   March 1

To learn more about the Goldstone Internship at the ITCY or to read about previous recipients, please click here.

Domestic Opportunities

An information session will be held to learn more about the following domestic internship opportunities. Please join us:

Freedom House
Washington, DC

This fully funded internship is given to an outstanding human rights undergraduate student completing a summer internship at Freedom House in Washington, DC. A $5,000 stipend is provided to assist with expenses related to the internship. Any student interested in pursuing a human rights internship experience is welcome to apply, but preference will be given to a student pursuing an interest in advocating for democracy and human rights around the world.

The Freedom House Summer Internship is an eight-week learning immersion experience hosted by a nonpartisan advocacy institution that has been in existence since 1941. Students involved in this internship will observe first-hand the practice of supporting democratic change, monitoring freedom, and advocating for democracy and human rights around the world.

Applicants must submit an HRI Internship Application. A separate HRI Internship Award Application does not need to be submitted.

Application deadline      March 1

 

2012 Intern at Freedom House

TessJohnson

Tess Johnson

Tess Johnson is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut and was the first intern from the Human Rights Institute at Freedom House in Washington D.C. She worked with Freedom House from June through August 2012 as part of their sub-Saharan Africa programs.

Since her freshman year, Tess has been a student in the University's Honors Program in the Department of Political Science. Tess has had the opportunity to do undergraduate research on two separate occasions, looking at public attitudes and behaviors about ethical consumption in the spring of 2011 and at the New England town meeting form of government in the state of Connecticut in the fall of 2011. Tess recently presented her research, "Public Views on Ethical Consumption," as part of the Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts Research Experience (SHARE) at the 15th Annual Frontier in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition this April. Tess also hopes to be one of the first graduates of the new Human Rights major.

Tess has also worked as a student facilitator in the UConn Connects Program, which helps students on academic probation and other at-risk students to get back on track. Tess has also been active in the Arabic language program at the University.

Tess will be writing her Honors thesis beginning in the fall of 2012 in conjunction with the Political Science Department and the Human Rights Institute with Dr. David Richards. Tess hopes to examine in depth the relationship between corporations and human rights. Upon graduation, Tess hopes to pursue a career in human rights after completing a program in either international affairs or law.

NEW FOR SUMMER 2014!

Social Accountability International
New York, NY

This internship is given to an outstanding human rights undergraduate student completing a summer internship at Social Accountability International in New York, NY. A $5,000 stipend is provided to assist with expenses related to the internship. Any student interested in pursuing a human rights internship is welcome to apply, but preference will be given to a student pursuing an interest in how businesses develop standards for respecting labor rights and addressing overall workplace issues. 

The Social Accountability International Summer Internship is an eight-week learning immersion experience with an international non-profit human rights organization dedicated to the ethical treatment of workers around the world. Students interested in legal research, management procedures, and the elimination of sweatshops worldwide will find many areas to learn as well as contribute to the growth of SAI programs. For more information on SAI please go to http://www.sa-intl.org/.

Witness
New York, NY

This internship is given to an outstanding human rights undergraduate student completing a summer internship at Witness in New York, NY. A $5,000 stipend is provided to assist with expenses related to the internship. Any student interested in pursuing a human rights internship experience is welcome to apply, but preference will be given to a student pursuing an interest in using video and storytelling in advocating for human rights around the world.

The Witness Summer Internship is an eight-week learning immersion experience hosted by a media centric advocacy institution that has been in existence since 1992. Students involved in this internship will observe first-hand the practice of utilizing media to promote human rights advocacy.  Interested students should consult, http://www.witness.org/jobs, for more information about the specific internships available.  Please specify which position you are applying for in the cover letter.  If you do not meet the qualifications for any of the internships advertised and/or would like to be considered for an internship in Non-Profit Management with WITNESS, please also note that in your cover letter.

Applicants must submit an HRI Internship Application. A separate HRI Internship Award Application does not need to be submitted.

Application deadline: March 1

 

2013 Intern at Witness

Camille Kritzman

Camille Kritzman is a senior at the University of Connecticut.  She was an intern in the social media department at Witness over the summer of 2013.  Camille is a double major in Latin American Studies and Psychology, with a minor in Human Rights.  She has had the opportunity to study abroad for over a year in Latin America, in both Guatemala and Chile. 

Camille has started an on campus organization called Good Stuff Good Works, a student organization focused on selling woven goods made by Guatemalan female entrepreneurs. Camille is writing her honors thesis on adolescent Latinas in Connecticut and mental health.  Upon graduation, Camille hopes to pursue a career in human rights and immigration policy, and go on to graduate studies. 

 

2012 Intern at Witness

Kristina Fica