Announcing 2017 HRC Fellowships
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2017 Fellowships 

An opportunity to work for human rights

A 2016 Human Rights Center Fellow worked with children at a community center in the West Bank.


Could you be a Human Rights Center fellow?

The Human Rights Center Fellowship provides a $5,000 award for a UC Berkeley undergraduate, graduate, or graduating student to pursue human rights work with a partner organization over the summer. The application deadline is February 22, 2017.
The fellowships—awarded to approximately 10 applicants annually—provide an opportunity to carry out clearly defined fieldwork, either domestically or internationally, with organizations working on human rights issues related to a student’s area of interest. Applicants must plan to spend at least 6-8 weeks full time or its equivalent part-time working with a partner organization to qualify for the fellowship. (Fellowships may also be available at other University of California campuses.)
The purpose of the fellowship is to give students a chance to contribute to an organizations’ work while also gaining practical experience that may influence the students' areas of research, academic focus, or career trajectory. Applicants must identify the organizations they will work with, the human rights issue to be addressed, and the parameters, objectives, goals, and expected outcomes of their proposed work.
For more information or to apply, visit our Fellowship Program page at For further questions, contact Fellowship Coordinator Audrey Whiting at An Information session will be held at the UC Berkeley School of Law on January 10, 2017 from 1-2pm (Room TBA).
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