Summer Internship Financial Assistance

The Human Rights Institute will provide limited financial assistance for Human Rights majors seeking to complete their human rights capstone. Five awards in the amount of $1938.00 each will be made available for the summer of 2021.

HRI believes in the importance of experiential learning, and in equity of access to experiential learning opportunities. In an effort to better serve our students, the Institute will provide limited financial assistance to offset the cost of paying the summer course fees associated with enrollment in HRTS 4291 during the Summer 2021 term.

Scholarship Information

These scholarships are awarded to academically outstanding undergraduate students who are enrolled full time at the University of Connecticut. All applicants should be majoring in Human Rights and have been offered an internship position at the time of application.

Students who are awarded financial assistance MUST use the funds to complete their Human Rights capstone. Students MUST enroll in HRTS 4291 during the Summer term.

Required Application Materials

  1. Internship Verification: Please upload evidence of your internship acceptance. This can be a pdf copy of a formal offer letter, or a pdf copy of an email from the agency confirming that you have been invited to participate in this opportunity.
  2. Learning Work Plan: Please upload your completed Learning Work Plan
  3. Unofficial Transcript: Save an unofficial copy of your University of Connecticut transcript as a pdf.
  4. 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.

The application portal will open at 8:00am on April 30th, assistance will be awarded on a first-come first served basis. 

Application Link:

For questions or inquiries, please email, or call (860) 486-8739.

For more information about previous award winners please see HERE.