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:
  • The placement will provide the learner with insights into the challenges of defending and promoting human rights
  • The student will complete at least 120 hours of work at their internship placement
  • Students will complete a reflective practice seminar (HRTS 4291, or the equivalent course in Education Abroad) concurrently with the internship.
The Path to Earning Academic Credit for your Human Rights Internship
  1. Students should begin researching potential internships one semester prior to when they intend to complete their capstone.
    1. Recommended Resource: Internship Database
    2. Recommended Resource: Internship Instagram Posts
    3. You are also encouraged to speak with one of our HRTS advisors via Nexus.
  2. Once you have found a suitable agency and have accepted an internship, you should submit the Internship Intent form.
  3. Once you have discussed your duties and responsibilities with your internship supervisor, you should complete and submit the Learning Work Plan.pdf to Alyssa Webb to get a permission number to register for HRTS 4291.
  4. Attend HRTS 4291 class meetings and complete course assignments in accordance with course expectations

Our Advising Liaison, Alyssa Webb or our Internship Coordinator Rachel Jackson 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