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Human Rights Fellowship Program

The Human Rights Center encourages residents of the Upper Midwest—including students, teachers, lawyers, health professionals, community leaders and others—to undertake practical experiences and internships in human rights organizations. The Fellowship Program is designed to promote social justice by providing practical training in the varied aspects of human rights work worldwide. The fellowship placement should provide both training for the individual and assistance to the host organization.

*Note: For 2016, almost all of the program's funding is restricted to law students and University of Minnesota graduate human rights students. See the background section of the Fellowship Guidelines and Application for details.

The Human Rights Fellowship Program fosters links between communities in the Upper Midwest and human rights or social justice organizations around the world. Participants return with a stronger commitment to a lifetime of work in human rights and social justice and contribute to communities in the Upper Midwest by sharing their experiences and raising awareness about human rights issues. The human rights movement can benefit greatly from collaboration among individuals from different social, political, economic, and cultural backgrounds.

2016 Application Due: Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 12:00 p.m.

For more information on the Human Rights Fellowship Program, visit http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/center/uppermidwest/.


Human Rights Fellows

2015 Human Rights Fellows

Please Note:

All Human Rights Fellowship awards for international travel are contingent on compliance with the University of Minnesota's health insurance requirements.

If you are a University of Minnesota student traveling to a country on the State Department's travel warning list, your award will be contingent on your receiving permission to travel from the University of Minnesota. We suggest that you begin drafting your request for permission as soon as possible, but please do not apply for permission until you have received confirmation of your award.