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ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY 

The Human Rights Center and the African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) are seeking undergraduate and graduate students, for a virtual fellowship working directly with African asylum-seekers in Israel beginning in May 2021. Fellows will receive a stipend for their work. 

This HRC fellowship placement provides an opportunity to join and learn from ARDC’s team of grassroots community organizers, educators and human rights defenders working with the asylum-seeker community in Israel on social and economic inclusion through increased access to higher education. 

The ARDC currently runs an Education for Humanity program. The program addresses the multitude of barriers to learning faced by asylum-seekers. Many have not developed a high enough level of English or critical thinking skills to move forward, some have experienced interrupted education in their country of origin, and those that did complete high school do not have their diplomas due to discriminatory policies or war. 

Through this fellowship placement, students will work directly with African asylum-seekers participating in this program seeking higher education.  

ABOUT THE ARDC

The African Refugee Development Center is a grassroots, community-based non-profit organization founded in 2004 by African asylum-seekers and Israelis in order to protect, assist, and empower asylum-seekers in Israel. We serve approximately 36,000 asylum-seekers predominantly from Eritrea, Sudan, and Ethiopia currently living in Israel. 

Currently, ARDC works to address gaps in services created by harsh governmental policies in 4 key sectors: education, livelihoods, advocacy, and rights empowerment. In the past 5 years, ARDC has worked to build and strengthen social mobility and economic inclusion of asylum seekers, seeing education and professional development as tools to achieve such ends. 

To date, ARDC has served over 15,000 African asylum-seekers. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND AREAS OF WORK

Depending on your skills and experience, you may have tasks or responsibilities that include some or all of the following:  

  • Facilitating weekly educational meetings with a small group of asylum-seekers participating in the Education for Humanity program. 
  • Educational material and content development: Contributing to the materials used may include development of PowerPoint presentations,  reflection materials, ice-breaker games, development of interactive, online learning modules, creation of popular education hands-on learning activities, among others.

Upon completion of your fellowship, you will take on the following tasks to the best of your ability while maintaining confidentiality:

  • Prepare and make an HRC related presentation on your research, experience and reflections with the ARDC;
  • Write a blog reflecting on your experience to be published on the HRC website; 
  • Provide photos and other materials if available for promotional purposes; and
  • Undertake other promotional activities for the fellowship placement as an alum of the placement as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students.   
  2. Prior professional experience (including other fellowships) with a human rights NGO is preferred, not required.    
  3. Experience working in education preferred, not required.
  4. Participants will need access to a computer and a strong wifi connection. 
  5. Participation in two cohort meetings and bi-weekly mentoring meetings with HRC. 
  6. A signed letter of commitment to security, ethical and confidentiality standards at the ARDC.

Personal Attributes:

  • Desire to build understanding of the refugee and asylum situation in Israel;
  • Ability to work independently and virtually; 
  • Ability to work in a diverse work environment;
  • Humility, grit and good humor and the ability to adapt quickly into a potentially unpredictable dynamic of work;
  • Willing to take initiative, ask questions, contribute creatively to team work.

Required Skills:

  • Strong communication skills in English—verbal and written—and interest in documenting and sharing analysis, reflection, information and experiences 
  • Ability to integrate interculturally and with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision while being in regular communication with colleagues and supervisors, and to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines; and 
  • Ability to learn, navigate and instruct others on the use of new technology systems
  • Maintains a positive attitude and be a self-starter
  • Comfortable working with refugees and asylum seekers from a variety of backgrounds

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES

  • ARDC fellowship Application deadline April 23rd, 2021
  • Hours: A minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Duration of fellowship: A minimum of 10 weeks availability starting on May 9th.
  • To apply: 
    • Complete this application form.
    • Email your resume to hrc@udayton.edu with “Summer 2021- ARDC Fellowship” in the subject line. 
  • Applicants will be invited for two interviews, one at the Human Rights Center and finalists with the ARDC. 

Apply

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY 

The Human Rights Center and HIAS-Israel are seeking law students or experienced undergraduate students for a virtual fellowship on international refugee law and gender beginning in May 2021.

This fellowship placement will provide either UDSL students or undergraduate students with the opportunity to join and learn from HIAS-Israel’s team of lawyers, experts and local partners, working on topics including, international comparative legal research, refugee case law research, gender and law research, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), and state obligations to international treaties. fellows will receive a stipend for their work.

ABOUT HIAS-Israel 

 

HIAS is an international organization working for over one hundred years to protect refugees and asylum seekers who have been forced to flee their homelands. Today HIAS works across 16 countries and five continents and has assisted more than 4.5 million refugees rebuild their lives in safety and dignity.

HIAS Israel assists refugees and asylum seekers seeking protection in Israel, works with civil society organizations, the private sector and governmental bodies to improve the asylum system in Israel, and represents asylum seekers through legal proceedings. It also assists Jewish immigrants to Israel through a scholarship program.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND AREAS OF WORK

Depending on your skills and experience, fellows will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of tasks and projects including but not limited to:

  • Refugee and gender case law research
  • Country of Origin (COI) research 
  • State obligations under international treaties 
  • CEDAW research 
  • Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) case work and research
  • Participating in the drafting or editing of English language documents as needed
  • Economic inclusion for refugees and asylum seekers 

Upon completion of your fellowship, you will take on the following tasks to the best of your ability while maintaining confidentiality:

  • Prepare and make an HRC related presentation on your research, experience and reflections with HIAS-Israel;
  • Write a blog reflecting on your experience to be published on the HRC website; 
  • Provide photos and other materials if available for promotional purposes; and
  • Undertake other promotional activities for the fellowship placement as an alum of the placement as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled UDSL students or undergraduate students with experience in gender related research.  
  2. Prior professional experience (including other fellowships) in a legal environment or with a human rights NGO is preferred.   
  3. Participants will need access to a computer and a strong wifi connection. 
  4. Participation in two cohort meetings and bi-weekly mentoring meetings with HRC. 
  5. Signed letter of commitment to security, ethical and confidentiality standards at HIAS-Israel.

Personal Attributes:

  • Desire to build understanding of the refugee and asylum situation in Israel and their legal remedies;
  • Ability to work independently and virtually; 
  • Humility, grit and good humor and the ability to adapt quickly into a potentially unpredictable dynamic of work;
  • Willing to take initiative, ask questions, contribute creatively to team work.

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of international refugee law and international gender norms preferred;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Excellent English-language writing and research skills;
  • Proven ability to handle confidential matters;
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision while being in regular communication with colleagues and supervisors, and to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines; and 

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES

  • HIAS-Israel fellowship Application deadline April 23rd, 2021
  • Hours: A minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Duration of fellowship: A minimum of 10 weeks availability between May 1st, 2021- August 15th, 2021. 
  • To apply: 
    • Complete this application form
    • Email your resume to hrc@udayton.edu with “Summer 2021- HIAS-Israel Fellowship” in the subject line. 
  • Applicants will be invited for two interviews, one at the Human Rights Center and finalists with HIAS-Israel. 

Apply

JOB PROFILE

The University of Dayton Human Rights Center (HRC) and Counterpart International are seeking individuals with commitment to defending and promoting human rights in the United States and around the world. Students will assist Counterpart’s Promoting Advocacy Rights Project with the administrative management of its program. Students will work with both Counterpart HQ and its field office in Bangladesh during the duration of the program. The fellowship will end in August with possibility of extension if agreeable to all. Fellows will receive a stipend for their work.

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

This HRC fellowship placement provides an opportunity to experience firsthand the human rights and local civil society development work done by Counterpart International (Counterpart) and develop skills as a human rights and development practitioner. As a fellow you will work virtually with Counterpart’s office in Bangladesh at the front lines of human rights and civil society work. Pursuing a better understanding of the current country context, you will work to assess the implementation of governmental policies and their broader implications on human rights and Counterpart’s project in Bangladesh. 

ABOUT COUNTERPART 

Counterpart builds the capacity of leaders, organizations, and social sector networks to solve pressing challenges. For more than 50 years, we have supported solution creators — our counterparts — in more than 65 countries. Our current project portfolio of over $350 million supports programming in peace and security, food security, democratic and effective governance, health, and climate resilience. Our counterparts and focus areas include women and girls, youth, indigenous people, LGBTI, and people with disabilities. 

In Bangladesh, Counterpart’s Promoting Advocacy and Rights Project works to strengthen the capacity of Bangladesh’s civil society to work with government actors for better governance and inclusive democratic practices. Counterpart supports civil society’s advocacy efforts and their ability to engage with constituents and the Government of Bangladesh, providing capacity building on evidence based research skills, digital security, and advocacy campaigns. Two years in, the program is at a critical juncture and will be focusing predominantly on supporting local civil society organizations to campaign for policy reform surrounding five key community-identified issues: environmental pollution, unplanned urbanization, economic marginalization of minorities, gender-based violence, and drug abuse. 

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Support monitoring and evaluation tasks by reviewing documentation for quality and completeness against pre-defined parameters and providing feedback, as necessary; ● Assist in researching, writing, editing, proofreading and updating programmatic documentation for internal and/or external use (e.g., desk reviews, fact sheets, quarterly reports, annual work plans, trip reports, donor success and impact stories, and past performance reviews); ● Liaise with and develop effective collaborative relationships with Counterpart field staff and HQ staff in the development of communications products and programmatic documentation; ● Participate in HRC team engagements and meetings; 
  • Draft a blog on your reflections from your fellowship; 
  • Other tasks as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student in international affairs, international development, public policy or a related field; 
  • Prior work experience in/or study of international development; prior experience with USAID is a plus; 
  • Ability to work independently as well as proactively seek out information from diverse groups and collaborate as a strong team player to create new processes and resolve issues;
  • Strong communication, time-management, and organizational skills; 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform under pressure and an ability to focus on details;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft 365 Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Fluency in English with strong writing skills is required; 
  • Experience and/or knowledge of Bangladesh is preferred but not required.

TO APPLY

  • Complete this application form
  • Email your resume to hrc@udayton.edu with “Counterpart Fellowship- Bangladesh” in the subject line.

Apply

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY 

The Human Rights Center and Project Expedite Justice (PEJ) are seeking law students for a virtual fellowship on human rights abuses taking place in South Sudan, Sudan, Cambodia and Ethiopia. fellows will receive a stipend for their work.

This fellowship placement will provide UDSL students with the opportunity to join and learn from PEJ’s multinational team of lawyers, experts and local partners, working on topics including International Criminal Law, human rights, corporate accountability, transitional justice and human trafficking.   

ABOUT PROJECT EXPEDITE JUSTICE 

Project Expedite Justice (PEJ) is a United States registered women-led non-governmental organization, founded in 2016 by former ICC and US prosecutor Cynthia Tai. PEJ works to help victims of human rights abuses through investigating and providing accountability for international crimes and serious human rights abuse, including but not limited to crimes against humanity and war crimes, transnational crimes, human trafficking, financial crimes and corporate accountability. To do so, PEJ works on (1) Training and Capacity building for local investigators and lawyers; (2) Guiding & Mentoring local investigators and lawyers; and (3) Representing victims & providing independent legal advice. PEJ works in East & Central Africa, and South-East Asia through its local partners. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND AREAS OF WORK

Depending on your skills and experience, fellows will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of tasks and projects including but not limited to:

  • Human rights and legal research; 
  • Factual research on key events;
  • News monitoring and other open source investigations;
  • Participating to the drafting or editing English language documents as needed;
  • Transcribing and summarizing witness interviews; and
  • Undertaking evidence analysis and making tables of evidence.  

Upon completion of your fellowship, you will take on the following tasks to the best of your ability while maintaining confidentiality:

  • Prepare and make an HRC related presentation on your research, experience and reflections with PEJ;
  • Write a blog reflecting on your experience to be published on the HRC website; 
  • Provide photos and other materials for promotional purposes; and
  • Undertake other promotional activities for the fellowship placement as an alum of the placement as required. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  1. Applicants must be currently enrolled UDSL students.
  2. Prior professional experience (including other fellowships) in a legal environment or with a human rights NGO is preferred.   
  3. Participants will need access to a computer and a strong wifi connection. 
  4. Participation in two cohort meetings and bi-weekly mentoring meetings with HRC. 
  5. Signed letter of commitment to security, ethical and confidentiality standards at PEJ.

Personal Attributes:

  • Desire to build understanding of the defense and promotion of international human rights abuses and their legal remedies;
  • Ability to work independently and virtually; 
  • Humility, grit and good humor and the ability to adapt quickly into a potentially unpredictable dynamic of work;
  • Willing to take initiative, ask questions, contribute creatively to team work.

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of international human rights & international criminal law preferred;
  • Willingness to learn;
  • Excellent English-language writing and research skills;
  • Proven ability to handle confidential matters;
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • Ability to work under minimal supervision while being in regular communication with colleagues and supervisors, and to work under time pressure and meet tight deadlines; and 
  • Arabic and French as an additional language is an asset. 

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES

  • Project Expedite Justice fellowship Application deadline April 30th, 2021
  • Hours: A minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Duration of fellowship: June 1st, 2021- July 31, 2021. 
  • To apply: 
  1. Complete this application form
  2. Email your resume and a cover letter to hrc@udayton.edu with “Summer 2021- PEJ fellowship” in the subject line. 
  • Applicants will be invited for two interviews, one at the Human Rights Center and finalists with PEJ.

Apply

JOB PROFILE

The Human Rights Center and Cristosal are seeking undergrad and graduate students with a commitment to defending and promoting human rights in the United States, Central America, and around the world for an eight-week virtual fellowship starting in June 2021. Fellows will receive a stipend for their work.

This HRC fellowship placement provides an opportunity to experience the human rights and local development work in Central America and develop skills as a human rights and development advocate, educator, and defender while working directly with, and supporting Cristosal’s team. 

As a fellow, you will collaborate with Cristosal’s multidisciplinary team developing research and educational materials while participating in training on Cristosal’s human rights and development work. Cristosal’s work in El Salvador includes community organizing, victim advocacy and accompaniment, strategic litigation, and participatory research on issues of forced displacement, hate crimes, state violence, due process, and access to justice and transitional justice. Working with the team in El Salvador you will join a collaborative movement of people advancing human rights in Central America while developing essential skills, knowledge, and insights to empower your advocacy for human rights wherever you may live and work in the future.

ABOUT CRISTOSAL 

Cristosal is committed to being an organization specializing in the defense of human rights of victims of different types of violence, recognized at international, national, regional and international level for applying a human rights approach to programming and operations while working for structural change through strategic litigation and communications research and legal advocacy with leadership of excluded communities in Central America. 

We support victims of violence by providing protection when they need it most, repair the effects of human rights violations through strategic court cases, and work with communities to build environments where peace is possible.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND AREAS OF WORK

Depending on your skills and experience, you may have tasks or responsibilities that include some or all of the following:  

  • Human Rights Research: Cristosal’s research teams use qualitative and quantitative methods to document and educate. This may include online research, use of the Salvadoran access to information system, interviews, and the analysis and process of information gathered.
  • Educational materials and content development: Cristosal’s Global School for Human Rights hosts week-long intercultural seminars and virtual courses on a range of human rights topics. Contributing to the materials used may include translation or development of powerpoint presentations,  reflection materials, ice-breaker games, development of interactive, online learning modules, creation of popular education hands-on learning activities, among others.
  • Marketing, Development and Communications: Cristosal´s communications team develops and implements different communications strategies to raise awareness on human rights issues, promote a culture of respect and protection of human rights and contributes to advocacy efforts across the region. Contributing to these efforts may include developing content for social media, marketing strategies and advocacy efforts for audiences in North and Central America.  

Upon completion of your fellowship, you will take on the following tasks:

  • Prepare and make an HRC related presentation on your research, experience and reflections with Cristosal 
  • Write a blog reflecting on your experience to be published on the HRC website 
  • Provide photos and other materials for promotional purposes
  • Undertake other promotional activities for the fellowship placement as an alum of the placement as required 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Personal Attributes

  • Desire to build understanding of the defense and promotion of human rights in El Salvador, your home country and around the world
  • Ability to work independently and virtually 
  • Humility, grit and good humor and the ability to adapt quickly into a potentially unpredictable dynamic of work
  • Willing to take initiative, ask questions, contribute creatively to team work

Required Skills

  • Conversational ability in Spanish with advanced Spanish reading ability highly preferred. 
  • Strong communication skills in English—verbal and written—and interest in documenting and sharing analysis, reflection, information and experiences with English speaking audiences in support of human rights.
  • Ability to integrate interculturally and with a multidisciplinary team.
  • Familiarity with international studies and human rights frameworks and, preferably, some knowledge of the application of a human rights based approach to development and/or working with victims of violence.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS 

  1. Participants will need access to a computer and a strong wifi connection. 
  2. Timeline: June 1, 2021 - July 31, 2021.  
  3. Hours: 10-15 hours per week
  4. Participation in two cohort meetings and bi-weekly mentoring meetings with HRC. 
  5. Signed letter of commitment to security, ethical and confidentiality standards at Cristosal.
  6. Applicants must be currently enrolled UD students (Undergraduate, Graduate/Law).

APPLICATIONS AND DEADLINES

  • Cristosal fellowship Application deadline: April 30, 2021
  • To apply: 
    1. Complete this application form
    2. Email your resume to hrc@udayton.edu with “Summer 2021- Cristosal fellowship” in the subject line. 
  • Applicants will be invited for two interviews, one at the Human Rights Center and finalists with Cristosal.

Apply
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