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Academic Programs

Finding an Internship


Participating in an internship is a very rewarding, fulfilling experience. As such, we expect that our students will fulfill the following expectations:
  1. The placement will provide the learner with insights into the challenges of defending and promoting human rights
  2. The student will complete at least 120 hours of work at their internship placement
  3. Students will complete a reflective practice seminar (HRTS 4291, or the equivalent course in Education Abroad) concurrently with the internship.
  4. Students must fill out and submit the Learning Work Plan to Alyssa Webb before getting a permission number to register for HRTS 4291.

Our Advising Liaison, Alyssa Webb or the Undergraduate Programs Director Professor Sam Martinez are happy to discuss options for internship sites and the requirements.

Human rights minors and the majority of majors find internships through one of three paths:
Local Internships
Human Rights Institute Supported Internship Placements
Education Abroad


Additional Resources

Careers for the Common Good

UConn Career Services

Idealist.org

UCONN Community Outreach