Individualized Internship Placement

The Human Rights Institute is committed to supporting students as they find exciting ways to integrate their human rights education into new experiential learning opportunities. To demonstrate our commitment to our students ingenuity, we extend one annual fellowship offer to a student pursuing an individualized internship placement.

2019 Individualized Placement Intern: SANKALP NGO

Anika Makol

Molecular and Cell Biology & Human Rights

For more information about Anika and her fellowship cohort, please click here.


The individualized internship placement option would allow students who are interested in interning with a specific organization that is not a current HRI placement partner to be considered for a fellowship. This opportunity is open only to Human Rights Majors; interested students should have been accepted to their chosen placement at the time of applying.Students who would like to pursue this option should make an appointment with Rachel Jackson for further information.

Required Application Materials

  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: 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. Please download and use the Anticipated Budget template, available HERE.
  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. Please forward this link to your recommender for them to submit your letter electronically: https://uconntact.uconn.edu/submitter/form/start/345853
  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.

Please use the following link to apply for the Individualized Internship Placement: Link TBA.

For more information about the application process, click here.

Individualized Internship Application Deadline: March 6, 2020

To read more about our internship fellow cohorts throughout the years, click here.