The Human Rights Center awards ten summer fellowships to students at the University of California, Berkeley to work with human rights organizations in the United States and abroad. The fellowships enable students to build connections between their academic studies and complex issues in the field. The application deadline is February 28, 2007. Information and applications for the 2007 summer fellowship are available.
Student fellows have come from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, political science, law, environmental science, public policy, public health, and medicine. Some fellows have learned how to design and implement grassroots advocacy campaigns on behalf of the landless, poor, or urban workers in Asia, Africa, Central America, and the United States. Others have helped draft legal briefs on behalf of political asylum seekers in the United States, worked with the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, campaigned for adequate medical care for AIDS victims in Russia, or worked with organizations fighting for the rights of farmers displaced by the construction of large dams in India.