Human Rights Minor and Internship Program
The Human Rights Program offers summer support ($5000) for students who want to work on human rights issues in Chicago and all over the world; applications are due October 28, 2011 for summer 2012 – the program is open to students from all departments and divisions of the University. College students are also invited to minor in Human Rights. The benefits and requirements of both programs will be discussed at this informal session.
Presentation and Q&A with:
Susan Gzesh, Executive Director, Human Rights Program
and Senior Lecturer in the College
Kafi Moragne, Human Rights Internship Coordinator
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Social Science Tea Room, Room 201
1126 East 59th Street
(bring your own lunch; drinks will be provided)
For basic information on the Human Rights Minor and Internship Program, please visit:
Interested in issues of human rights worldwide?
Want the opportunity to pursue a human rights project for a whole summer?
Apply for a 2011-2012 Human Rights Internship!
Application Deadline: Friday, October 28th at 5:00pm
What Human Rights Internships Are:
The Human Rights Internship Program offers a select group of University of Chicago students the opportunity to learn the skills and understand the difficulties inherent in putting human rights into practice. Since its establishment in 1998, the Internship Program has helped place more than 200 students with non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, and international bodies around the world. The Internship Program is unique in its flexibility, awarding $5000 grants to afford all interns the freedom to explore their interests at home or abroad.
Internship Program Description:
Interns selected for summer 2012 will be notified in December 2011. The Internship Program provides support during Winter and Spring Quarters to give students the opportunity to identify their ideal host organization and to plan an internship experience that satisfies both the student’s and the organization’s goals and expectations. While we encourage students to further their educational goals by working in organizations or regions that complement their academic interests, this internship program is not intended to fund research.
Application Process and Deadlines:
Applications can be found online at the Human Rights Program website: http://humanrights.uchicago.edu/interns/application.shtml
Students must complete all essay questions and submit 1 or 2 letters of recommendation, no later than Friday, October 28th and 5:00pm.
All letters of recommendation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students are encouraged to find recommenders from employers, research advisers, or professors who can speak to a student’s maturity and capacity to take on independent projects in a working environment.
The Internship Program is only open to full-time University of Chicago students. All first-, second-, and third-year students in the College, and all graduate and professional students are eligible to apply to the Human Rights Internship Program. Students need not have taken a Human Rights course to apply. Priority is given to students who will be returning to campus in the fall. However, students from one-year MA programs are eligible to apply and have been awarded internships in the past.
Students who want additional information on the Human Rights Internship Program may contact the following individuals:
Kafi Moragne, Internship Coordinator: email@example.com
Omandra Zamora, Student Internship Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Libby Bova, Student Internship Coordinator: email@example.com
There will be open office hours at the Human Rights Program Office (5720 S. Woodlawn Ave, 2nd floor) for all students interested in speaking in person about the internship application:
Tuesday 11-5:30pm with open hours 12-2 and 3:30-4:30
Wednesday 10-3 with open hours 11-2
Thursday 10-3 with open hours 12-3
Omandra Zamora (all hours are open)
Friday 9-11 and 2:30-5
and by appointment
Libby Bova (all hours are open)