Annual Internship Symposium

At the Pozen Center’s annual Internship Symposium, students from the preceding summer cohort share their experience with the new cohort of interns and the campus community. The symposium provides space for students to reflect on how human rights internships impact coursework, research projects, and career decisions. 

Students who have just finished the year-long program are grouped into thematic panels for individual presentations, moderated by Pozen Center board members and affiliated faculty. This full day event also serves as a transition between the previous and new internship cohorts. 

The event is free and open to the public. See below for details about upcoming and past events. 


Human Rights in Practice Symposium (2019)

Friday, February 1, 2019  |  10 AM - 5 PM   |  Reception to Follow 

Presentations by 2018 Human Rights Interns and a keynote lecture by Tala Manassah (AB'03, AM'04), Deputy Executive Director of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility.

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Download:  Poster


Human Rights in Practice Symposium (2018)

Friday, January 26, 2018  |  10 AM - 5 PM   |  Reception to Follow 

Presentations by 2017 Human Rights Interns, a keynote lecture by Zoe VanGelder AB’09, and a panel discussion about human rights careers with Pozen Center alumni.

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Download:  Poster


Human Rights in Practice Symposium (2017)

Friday, January 27, 2017  |  Regenstein Library, Room 122 

Presentations by our 2016 Human Rights Interns and a Keynote Lecture by Indivar Dutta-Gupta, AB’05, Co-Executive Director, Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality. 

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Download:  Poster  |  Program


Beyond the Classroom: Human Rights in Practice Symposium (2016)

January 22, 2016  |  Regenstein Library, Room 122 

At our first full-day symposium, Rohini J. Haar AB’01, MD’05 gave a keynote talk titled "From Chicago to a Career: What a Human Rights Internship Can Mean." Dr. Haar is an emergency medicine physician with expertise in health and human rights. Following her talk, twenty-three students from the 2015 cohort presented on six different thematic panels, moderated by faculty members. 

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DOWNLOAD:  Program  |  Poster


Human Rights Internship Winter Symposium (2015)

February 20, 2015  |  Rosenwald 015

Our inaugural symposium was a half-day event where ten students from the 2014 cohort prepared reflections to present to the 2015 cohort, students, faculty, staff, and community members. 

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DOWNLOAD:  Poster