Human Rights Fellowship Opportunity in Europe and the United States

The deadline for applications to Humanity in Action’s 2010 summer fellowship programs is fast approaching—January 23.

HIA invites applications from college students (current sophomores, juniors, and seniors) and recent graduates (classes of 2008 and 2009) who are intellectually gifted, mature, independent, of diverse backgrounds, and passionate about human rights and social justice.

The HIA summer fellowship programs bring together international groups of Fellows to study minority rights and human rights doctrines in democratic societies. Separate programs will take place for five weeks in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon, New York, and Warsaw.  Intensive and demanding, the HIA fellowship features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as a significant number of site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs require a great deal of intellectual curiosity and stamina, as well as the ability to work effectively in international teams.

After the summer programs, Fellows are expected to participate in HIA’s international network of alumni and to sustain their engagement in the human rights issues addressed during the HIA fellowship. There are also a number of professional fellowship opportunities available for HIA alumni—such as internship programs run by HIA in the U.S. Congress, European Parliament, and community organizations in San Francisco. HIA Fellows are also frequently selected for further post-graduate fellowships, with large numbers of Marshall, Mitchell, Fulbright, Watson and Presidential Management Fellows among HIA alumni.

Students of all majors and academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. Full application materials are available at:

If you have any further questions, contact their staff at


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