Internship Program

From the Andes to Uganda, University of Chicago Human Rights interns combat police abuse, research drone attacks, organize with workers for fair conditions, help trafficking victims find new livelihoods, and report on election irregularities. Our interns are all over the world and very close to home...putting theory into practice and creating human rights in action!

The Human Rights Internship Program offers a select group of Chicago students the opportunity to learn the skills and understand the inherent difficulties in putting human rights into practice. Since its establishment in 1998, the Internship Program has helped place more than 350 students with non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies, and international bodies around the world. The Internship Program is unique in its flexibility, awarding $5,000 grants to afford all interns the freedom to explore their interests, whether thematic or regional in focus. 

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