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2016 Human Rights Awards, Support, and Internships

2016 Human Rights Awards, Support, and Internships

As a part of its commitment to recognizing the achievements of students in human rights, the Human Rights Program is pleased to announce its array of awards, financial support, and internships available for students in 2016. Whether you are an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student, the Human Rights Program is excited to support the work you are doing in promoting human rights:




Undergraduate Students 

Funding for Summer Human Rights Internship:

The Human Rights Program will award two undergraduate students with a stipend of up to $4,000 to complete an internship in human rights for the summer of 2016. Students should have a summer internships--local, national, or international--confirmed and a proposed schedule and budget (i.e., rent, transportation, etc.) before the application deadline--extended to March 28, 2016.

Click here to access the application. All materials should be submitted to the Human Rights Program office (214 Social Sciences Building). 


Children of Incarcerated Caregivers Internship: 

For a second year, the local non-profit Children of Incarcerated Caregivers is seeking upper-level undergraduates to serve on an interdisciplinary team to research the effects of parental incarceration and advocate for improved policies and programs. The paid internship will run May 30 - July 29, 2016. Successful applicants should have demonstrated research and writing skills and experience in the fields of human rights, sociology, or child development/psychology. Applicants should email their résumé/CV and a cover letter to Rochelle Hammer (hamm0229@umn.edu) by February 26, 2016.

More info on the CIC internships.


6th Annual Human Rights Awards: 

Each spring, the Human Rights Program and Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota and the Sullivan Ballou Fund celebrate the tremendous work of students in human rights with the Inna Meiman Human Rights Award and the Sullivan Ballou Award. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to nominate an undergraduate student who has been truly impressive in their promotion of human rights; self-nominations are also welcome. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 award.

All applications should include a letter of nomination/recommendation (750 words or less), résumé/CV, and one-page personal statement detailing the nominee’s experience and dedication to human rights work. The deadline is extended to March 28, 2016, and materials should be emailed to Rochelle Hammer (hamm0229@umn.edu) or delivered to the Program's office (214 Social Sciences Building).


Graduate Students 

  Children of Incarcerated Caregivers Internship: 

For its second year, the local non-profit Children of Incarcerated Caregivers is looking for graduate and professional students to serve on an interdisciplinary team to research the effects of parental incarceration and advocate for improved policies and programs. The paid ($5,500) internship will run May 30 - July 29, 2016. Successful applicants should have demonstrated research and writing skills and experience in the fields of human rights,  law, public policy, sociology, or child development/psychology or other relevant fields.

Applicants should email their résumé/CV and a cover letter to Rochelle Hammer (hamm0229@umn.edu) by February 26, 2016.

More info on the CIC internships.


Students of the Human Rights Graduate Minor 

The Human Rights Program offers support for students pursuing the graduate minor in human rights with a stipend of up to $4,000 for a summer 2016 human-rights-related internship. Current graduate minors are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a summer internship confirmed by the organization and the DGS and a proposed schedule and budget (including travel or other expenses) in line before the application deadline of March 22, 2016.

 The application form can be accessed here. All materials should be submitted to the Human Rights Program office (214 Social Sciences Building).

 

For more information regarding each of the awards, contact the Human Rights Program Coordinator, Rochelle Hammer, at hamm0229@umn.edu or 612-626-7947.
February 1st, 2016