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Spring 2020: Human Rights Opportunities for Students & Recent Grads

As 2020 approaches, many students look to gain experiential learning opportunities in human rights work. We've compiled a list of workshops, seminars and other relevant programs for current undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent grads. 

University of Dayton Standing Rock Course and Trip

Students will explore aspects of diversity, privilege, and social justice, with a focus on building an awareness of the social, cultural, and historical contexts facing contemporary indigenous populations, specifically those in North and South Dakota, site of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation.

Course: CAP 307 01 Standing Rock (20067). The class will meet on Thursdays from 5:05pm to 7:45pm, and will also count for CAP DSJ and Integrative credit. 

Trip: Standing Rock Indian Reservation Visit - May 12-22, 2020.   

Interested students are asked to fill out an application.


Indiana Wesleyan Human Rights Undergraduate Research Workshop

This year’s theme Facts and Fictions: Human Rights and the Search for Truth(s), emphasizes the ways in which human rights discourse has evolved and responded to contemporary political, social, and economic challenges. It especially invites exploration regarding the relationship between the spreading of false information and its repercussions for the undermining of basic rights.

Date: February 14-16, 2020

Location: Indiana Wesleyan University

Students who are investigating topics related to the theme can apply and if selected, participate in the program. Interested students should submit a 500 word abstract summarizing their research project and a letter of support from a faculty member at their home institution to iepstein@iwu.edu by December 3rd.


Creating a World Without Nuclear Weapons Student Seminar

This program is designed to equip undergraduate students with multidisciplinary knowledge about nonproliferation and disarmament.  Students are able to take full advantage of experiential learning opportunities alongside key arms control institutions and experts in Washington DC. Students explore ways they can get involved on their campuses, as well as internship and career opportunities in the field.

Date: May 25 to 29, 2020

Location: Notre Dame Keough School of Global Affairs, Washington, D.C.

Applications are open to rising college sophomores through seniors. Application deadline is December 2, 2019. Learn more here.


Dexis Project Intern, LEARN

Are you passionate about driving programs focused on foreign assistance? The LEARN Project Intern will provide between 30-40 hours/week of administrative and general project support to the LEARN PMU.  This involves auditing and maintaining the project files, and providing overall knowledge management support.  The Project Intern will also backstop support for travel and event logistics, including procurements and coordinating air travel and lodging. They will provide surge support on an as-needed basis.  

Location: Washington D.C.

Please learn more and apply here.


Questions? Please contact us hrc@udayton.edu.

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