The Human Rights Institute Summer Internship Fellow Program grew out of our desire to help students find internship placements at premier human rights organizations and respected international initiatives. The Institute began outreach to well-known human rights organizations and developed dedicated placements for UConn human rights students. The Human Rights Institute facilitates the recruitment and selection process.
In the spring, the Human Rights Institute accepts applications for its supported internships with premier domestic and international human rights organizations. After a rigorous application process, students selected to participate in each of these opportunities are granted substantial financial support from the Human Rights Institute.
The ability to expand our support of these placements is due in part to the funding from the Dr. Charles and Irma Jacobson Fund for Human Rights, the Eversource Energy Chair in Business Ethics, the Victor Schachter ’64 Rule of Law Award, the Thomas J. Dodd Center, and the Marsha Lilien Gladstein Visiting Professor in Human Rights.