2022 Application

Applications for the 2022 Human Rights Internship Cohort have closed

The application deadline was Sunday, October 31 at 11:59pm CT.

*Students, apply here*

Applications for the next internship cohort open in September and are due in late October. The application process is highly competitive; we typically receive about four applications for each available slot. A selection of applicants are invited to a final round interview, held in early November, with members of the selection committee. Applicants receive a decision the following week and new interns are required to attend our annual Internship Symposium, held in mid-November.

The application form will ask that you enter the name of your recommender. Please make sure you have this information and have made your recommender aware of the application deadline before completing the application.

Recommendation Letter

*Recommenders, upload your letter here*

Note to recommenders: The selection committee is interested in your assessment of the applicant’s intellectual abilities, maturity, commitment to social justice, and how well the applicant will work within a non-governmental organization or agency context.

For example: were you the applicant’s teacher or supervisor in a job or extracurricular activity? Can the applicant work independently while also fitting into an organizational structure? Can the applicant learn from difference in a new and challenging setting? The most helpful letters address these questions as specifically as possible. A letter should be on letterhead when possible.


See our About page for more details about the application process.

For help with any remaining questions, please contact Assistant Director Cliff Chan.