About the Summer Fellows Program
Each year the Human Rights Program
selects several Trinity students to serve as Human Rights Summer
Fellows. These students work for twelve weeks as interns at major human
rights organizations, alongside law and graduate students, and they
receive a $3500 stipend. The internships offer students a unique
opportunity to translate what they have learned in their Trinity courses
to hands-on professional experiences, often proving transformative.
Students return to campus with a more sophisticated understanding of
human rights issues and the world of advocacy.
annual fellowship competition is open to all Trinity students, except
graduating seniors. Students are selected by a Human Rights faculty
committee on the basis of an application, including an essay,
transcript, and letter of recommendation. Electronic applications are
posted on the Human Rights Program website and made widely available at
the end of the fall semester. Please direct any questions to the Human
Rights Program director.
are made possible by the generous support of Peter Blum, a Trinity
alumnus and member of the Board of Trustees.
Fellowship applications are due in February. All students, with the exception of graduating seniors, are welcome to apply.