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Summer Internship Fellows

Interns working at field sites—Photo by: Meika Freeman

Interns working at field sites—Photo by: Meika Freeman

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.

Current Placements

For Summer 2018, students can apply through the Human Rights Institute for internships at the following placements: Amnesty International USA, Business and Human Rights Resource Center, Center for Justice and International Law, Croatian Mediation Association and Mediation Center, NetImpact, OutRight Action International, Social Accountability International, WITNESS, or an Individualized Internship Placements.  Click here for more information about these organizations.


Internship Fellow Application 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. Click here for more information about the application process.

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 Fund for Education in Human Rights.