Human Rights Institute Student Internship Funding Opportunities

Victor Schachter ’64 Rule of Law Award


This award, up to $5000, is given to outstanding seniors completing a minor in Human Rights & enrolled in an international internship or study abroad program with a focus on human rights.  Any student pursuing an international internship experience in human rights is welcome to apply, but preference will be given to students pursuing an experience in India and/or emphasizing the rule of law.  Application Deadline is March 30th

Human Rights Institute Student Internship Award


These awards, u p to $2500, are given to outstanding students completing a minor in Human Rights & enrolled in an internship program with a human rights organization, with preference given to students studying and/or working abroad.  Students must be participating in an internship as part of the Group C Internship requirement.  Application Deadlines are October 30 for Spring/Summer Awards and March 30 for Summer/Fall Awards.

UConn Human Rights Internship Fund


This fund, established by the Human Rights Institute faculty and staff, provides awards in varying amounts up to $1000 to students pursuing internship opportunities with human rights organizations outside the local region.  Students must be pursuing a Minor in Human Rights and be participating in an internship or study abroad program for academic credit.  Application deadlines are October 30 for Spring/Summer Awards and March 30 for Summer/Fall Awards.

South Africa International Human Rights Exchange Award


This award, up to $5000, is given to an outstanding student pursuing a Minor in Human Rights and enrolled in the International Human Rights Exchange program in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Intended to offset the program tuition and expenses, this award is given once per year.  Application deadline is March 1.

Human Rights Internship Travel Grants


These awards are made available to students pursuing a Minor in Human Rights and participating in an internship as part of the Group C Internship requirement.  Students may apply for reimbursement of travel expenses associated with internship work, including automobile mileage, bus, train, and airfare, and lodging.  Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Richard Goldstone Internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia.

The University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute announces a competition for graduating UConn seniors with a Human Rights Minor for the Richard Goldstone Internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. This six-month internship at the ICTY in The Hague, Netherlands, will provide supervised working experience in the Research Unit of the Office of the Prosecutor. The internship comes with $6000 funding towards accommodation and travel expenses. The selected student will still have to apply through the ICTY internship process.

Additional information can be found at http://humanrights.uconn.edu/awards/goldstone.php. If interested in this internship please contact Glenn Mitoma, glenn.mitoma@uconn.edu, for application information.

Previous Awardees

2012 Goldstone Fellowship

Paige Casaly
Award funded for an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague.

2012 Victor Schacter '64 Rule of Law Award

Meika Freeman
Award funded participation in Cape Town Study Abroad program in Spring 2012.

Brittany Kerr
Award funded participation in Cape Town Study Abroad program in Spring 2012.

2012 Human Rights Institute Internship Fund

Brittany Kaplan
Award funded for an internship at the US State Department in Summer 2012.

2012 Human Rights Institute Internship Award

Sara Orozco
Award funded for an internship with Rights Action including a delegation to Guatemala in Spring 2012.

2012 Human Rights Institute Internship Travel Grant

Brenda Rivera
Award funded for an internship with the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut in Spring 2012.

2011 Goldstone Fellowship

Katherine Bradbury
Award funded for an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague.

2011 South Africa International Human Rights Exchange Award

Gabrielle Mahon
Award funded student's participation in the Internation Human Rights Exchange program in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2011 Victor Schacter '64 Rule of Law Award

Amber Albee
Award funded student's participation in the Guatemala Social Entrepreneur Corps.

2011 Human Rights Institute Internship Award

Sharielle Applewhite
Award funded for an internship in Fall 2010.

Paige Casaly
Award funded for an internship in Spring 2011.

2010 Goldstone Fellowship

Lauren Donnelly
Award funded for an internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague.

2010 Victor Schacter '64 Rule of Law Award

Jaclyn Russo
Award funded student's participation in the Internation Human Rights Exchange program in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2010 South Africa International Human Rights Exchange Award

Aaron Hayes
Award funded student's participation in the Internation Human Rights Exchange program in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2009 Victor Schacter '64 Rule of Law Award

Chris Martin
Award funded student's participation in a Summer Study Abroad and Internship program in Guatemala.

Margaret McCarthy,
Award funded student's participation in a Summer Study Abroad and Internship program in Guatemala.

2008 Victor Schacter '64 Rule of Law Award

Lauren Donnelly
Award funded student's participation in the Internation Human Rights Exchange program in Johannesburg, South Africa.

2008 Michael F. Bower & Borothy L Cochrane Foundation

Shannon Walsh
Award funded student's participation in a Summer Study Abroad and Internship program in the Dominican Republic.

2007 South Africa International Human Rights Exchange Award

Akousa Koram
Award funded student's participation in the Internation Human Rights Exchange program in Johannesburg, South Africa.