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Academic Programs

Internship Fellow Application Process


In addition to this application, please submit the following:

1. Personal Statement: Your personal statement should include information on your interest in and experience with human rights, as well as a statement regarding how the fellowship award will assist you in developing your personal and career goals. Your statement should not exceed 1,000 words.

2. Cover Letter: You should submit a separate, individualized cover letter for each internship placement opportunity you are applying for. Your cover letter should concisely articulate how working for a specific organization will assist you in advancing professionally. Why are your professional interests, skills, and ambitions compatible with the work done by this organization? Your cover letter should not exceed 500 words.

3. Anticipated Budget:  The purpose of the budget is to demonstrate you have considered the costs associated with your internship.  The budget description should provide a complete financial and qualitative description that supports the requested funds.

4. Letter of Recommendation: Please have one letter of recommendation written on your behalf from an instructor or mentor who has known you for at least one year. The reference letter must be submitted to Rachel Jackson via email at Rachel.jackson@uconn.edu, and include the name, address, and phone number of the referee.

5. Unofficial Transcript: Please enclose an unofficial copy of your University of Connecticut academic transcript.

6. Resume: Please enclose a resume that includes current and previous employment, including military experience, part‐time work, and summer or other temporary positions. Your resume should also list your involvement in extracurricular activities, such as organizations, clubs, sports, and campaigns, while attending the University of Connecticut.

If you are applying for multiple internships, you should submit a separate, individualized cover letter for each organization you are interested in interning with.

To maximize the likelihood of being selected as a Human Rights Internship Fellow, we recommend that all applicants schedule an appointment with the Center for Career Development to have their resumes and cover letters critiqued.

Applications will be reviewed by the Fellowship Committee. The Fellowship Committee will also conduct any necessary interviews with finalists. Once finalists have been selected, the candidate files will be sent to the internship placement site for review and approval. The internship site makes the final decision to extend an offer.

Application Deadline: February 3, 2017

Our current placements are:
Net Impact
Social Accountability International
WITNESS
International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC)
The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
Croatian Mediation Association and Mediation Center

For questions or inquiries, please email humanrights@uconn.edu or call (860) 486‐8739.