Human Rights Lab Justice Internships


Announcing a new internship opportunity from the Human Rights Lab! Each accepted student will be matched with a Chicago-based organization addressing the crisis of incarceration and criminalization for a full academic year internship. During Autumn, Winter, and Spring quarters, interns will work an average of 10-12 hours per week (or on a schedule determined with their respective host organizations), and participate in a series of discussions and workshops organized by the Human Rights Lab. Interns will receive a $6,000 stipend.

All internships will begin as virtual opportunities, with the possibility of transitioning to in-person work as the public health outlook evolves. 

Host organizations to include: 
Children and Family Justice Center
Illinois Prison Project
Parole Illinois 
Prison + Neighborhood Arts Project


The Human Rights Lab Justice Internships are open to second-, third-, and fourth-year University of Chicago undergraduate students and Crown Family School graduate students only. Please contact the Pozen Center with any questions about eligibility. 


The application period is currently closed.

Complete applications must also include a reference submitted on the applicant’s behalf by the application deadline, via the online reference form (250 word limit).