The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)

This internship is given to an outstanding human rights undergraduate student to complete a summer internship at The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL).


Matheus Souza2018 Center for Justice and International Law Intern

Matheus Souza

International Relations, Human Rights, & Latino Studies



For more information about Matheus and the 2018 fellowship cohort, please click here.

To read more about Matheus’ experience interning at CEJIL, please see here.

The CEJIL Internship is an eight-week learning immersion experience with an international non-profit human rights organization dedicated ensuring the full enjoyment of human rights by all individuals in the Americas through the effective use of the tools of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and international human rights law. The CEJIL employs a unique intervention strategy that is broad and creative, focused on the protection and promotion of human rights in the Americas. They work to respond to human rights violations, aim to reduce inequalities, strengthen democracy and rule of law, and increase the effectiveness of the decisions adopted by the Inter-American System through equal access to the system’s mechanisms.

Students with an interest in Latin America, international law and human rights should consider this internship. Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese is also highly preferred.

A $5,000 scholarship is provided to assist with expenses related to the internship. Open to all undergraduates at UConn, with preference given to Human Rights Majors and Minors.

This internship is sponsored by the Dodd Center.

Visit The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) for more information.

If applying, please indicate which of the following projects/areas you would be most interested in working with:

Americas Network on Nationality and Statelessness
GQUAL: A Campaign for Gender Parity in International Representation
CEJIL Communications Internship

For more information about the application process, click here.

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