Internships

The Human Rights Internship Program is an opportunity for University of Chicago students to explore human rights in practice, around the world. Human Rights Interns are awarded a flexible grant of $5,000 to pursue a summer internship related to their regional or thematic interests. 

Each year the Pozen Center supports an internship cohort of up to thirty students. Since it began in 1998, our program has helped place over 500 students in human rights internships. 


See the following pages for more details: 

Current Cohort: meet the 2018 Human Rights Interns, including twenty-two College students and five graduate students, who are completing internships in summer 2018.

Previous Cohorts: search by year back to the inaugural cohort in 1998.

Past Placements: archive of all organizations that have hosted Human Rights Interns, searchable by name, region, and topic. 

Year-at-a-Glance: explains what happens during each quarter of the internship program.

Annual Symposium: held in January, this day-long event is an opportunity for the campus community to hear presentations by returning interns.

For Host Organizations: provides helpful information for organizations that are considering hosting a summer intern. 

Applications: The application period for the 2019 cohort is now closed. The application for 2020 will open in Fall Quarter 2019.