The Center's student interns have traversed the globe undertaking internships in the United States, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America/Caribbean, and the Middle East. To hear firsthand from some of our past interns, please view the following video.
Past Internship Programs
2011 Summer Interns
In 2011, the Center supported 13 student Summer internships at various Human Rights organizations including the International Rescue Committee (Atlanta, GA and Los Angeles, CA), Ready 4Life (Port Elizabeth, South Africa), Simply Smiles (Oaxaca, Mexico), Tibetan Women’s Assoc. (Dharamsala, India, paid by McKenna Grant), Ashoka (Ghana), American Jewish World Service (New York, NY), International Society for Human Rights (Frankfurt, Germany), Human Rights Campaign (Washington, DC), Danish Refugee Council (Kiev, Ukraine), Human Rights Watch (New York, NY), NIRMAN (Varanasi, India), and Grassroots Soccer Inc. (Cape Town, Africa).
2010 Summer Interns
For the summer of 2010, the Center sponsored twenty-four Human Rights Fellowships. Student internship projects included: helping refugee children seeking asylum in Kiev, Ukraine; teaching debate skills to girls in Kenya as they educate themselves; developing economic opportunities for Palestinians in the West Bank; educating the poorest children in communities in Cambodia and India; countering violence against women and sexual trafficking in Ecuador and Bolivia; and conducting research on the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington. Human Rights interns for 2010 are: left to right: Susie Lee, Kayla Benker, Sam Mitchell, Julia Starr, Melia Plotkin, Angela Tyler, Sara Birkenthal, Krysten Hartmann, Angelica Quicksey, Alice Mirlesse, Gabriela Andrade, Daniela Spencer, Amanda Lam, Jackson Wyrick, Takako Mino, Brian Winter, Ian McGinnity. Not shown: Hannah Gordon, Anna Joseph, Ann Kam, Michelle Kahn, Christina Mainero.
2009 Summer Interns
The summer of 2009, The Center sponsored seven Human Rights Fellowships. Student projects included: working with single mothers and children in Guatemala, assisting international refugees assimilate into the United States, promoting public health in Ecuador, and working alongside lawyers and investigators to protect the rights of individuals facing the death penalty. View their stories in the United States, South America, Europe, and Africa.