The Dr. Aizik Wolf Human Rights Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship
The Human Rights Program is pleased to announce the 2013 competition for the Dr. Aizik Wolf Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Human Rights. Every year, the Human Rights Program holds a competition for the Dr. Aizik Wolf Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Human Rights. Born in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Aizik Wolf, AB '77, practices neurosurgery in Miami and regularly donates medical services and equipment to projects in Latin America. He created this post-baccalaureate fellowship to help University of Chicago College students launch their careers in human rights and related fields of social justice activism.
WHAT IS IT?
The fellowship award will fund one year of work at a non-governmental organization, government agency, or international body dedicated to human rights. The award consists of a $24,000 stipend for 12 months of full-time work, with additional support for health insurance, travel and/or relocation expenses.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
This Fellowship is open to:
Currently enrolled students in the College of the University of Chicago who will graduate in any quarter of academic year 2012-13, i.e. by June 2013
This year the competition is also open to students who graduated the College in or at the end of academic year 2011-12
Priority will be given to students who have previously completed a University of Chicago Human Rights Program Internship and who propose returning to their previous organization or area of work. Other College seniors or 2012 College graduates with comparable experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed at least two Human Rights courses at the University of Chicago prior to their application.
WHAT ARE THE CRITERIA?
Selection of the Aizik Wolf Fellow will be the responsibility of the Human Rights Program. A committee of staff and faculty will examine the feasibility of the applicant's proposed project and how it relates to both the student's undergraduate studies and future career goals. The successful applicant must demonstrate the ability to make a significant contribution to her or his host organization, as well as a commitment to human rights and social justice issues. The successful applicant should have a record of leadership and significant involvement in human rights and social justice issues.
Applications are due Friday, March 1, 2013, by 5:00 pm. emailed to Human Rights Program Manager Sarah Patton Moberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Aizik Wolf Fellowship application form
Resume or c.v.
2 letters of recommendation from faculty or previous supervisors or employers
Letter of support from the proposed host organization. (Letters of support can be submitted directly to HRP office or by email to email@example.com)
Finalists will have interviews scheduled in early April 2013