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Summer Fellowships

The Human Rights Center is committed to experiential learning that is vocationally-driven, connected to campus learning, and experienced in collective ways. HRC summer programming was designed in a cohorted way to ensure students were learning and reflecting together even if their fellowships were in different countries. All students also participated in numerous public forums so that others could learn from their experiences and research. For example, students typically write blogs as well as share their experiences through poster sessions and/or fireside chats during a Fellowship Showcase.

General Information

13 Student Placements

This summer our student fellows will work with partners locally, nationally, and globally.

17 Fellows

Students from a variety of majors spend their summers engaging in human rights research and advocacy.

The Daniel J. Curran and Claire M. Renzetti Scholarship


The Daniel J. Curran and Claire M. Renzetti Scholarship Fund supports scholarships for University of Dayton undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need (in excess of $10,000 annually) who are studying abroad for the first time and wish to travel internationally in specific university-sponsored international programs and service activities.

The available funds will support students participating in international human rights or service programs in Africa, South America, and Asia

The scholarship is available for these HRC fellowships: 

  • National Human Rights Commission 
  • Initiative for Gender Equality and Development in Africa
  • Afrobarometer
  • WomHub 
  • Cristosal

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