University of Minnesota
Human Rights Program

Human Rights Program's home page.

Undergraduate Opportunties

Undergraduates at the University of Minnesota can become involved in human rights through a variety of means:

First, students can major in Global Studies. Within the Global Studies major, students choose a concentration. Human Rights and Justice is one of five possible concentrations. Click here for more specific information about the Human Rights and Justice concentration.

Students can also take individual human rights-oriented classes. Each semester, the Human Rights Program compiles a list of relevant courses. Click here to view this semester's list and see the past courses archive.

Additionally, the Human Rights Program offers undergraduate students the chance to intern with human rights NGOs around the Twin Cities. Upon completing internships, many former students have been offered full time jobs with these organizations. Here you'll find our Job & Internship Guide.

Students also have the opportunity to volunteer with research projects on campus or conduct their own research.


write for rights

Since 2011, undergraduate students at the U of M have organized "Write for Rights" events, during which they have brought attention to current local and global human rights issues through postcard and letter writing campaigns.