The Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law works with University of California campuses to provide fellowships for students wishing to contribute their energy and expertise to human rights organizations worldwide. The Human Rights Center Fellowships provide opportunities for meaningful human rights work domestically and internationally. Since it was founded in 1994, the program has sent more than 376 fellows to work with organizations in some 81 countries and territories. Student fellows come from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, journalism, law, environmental science, public policy, public health, and medicine. Their portfolio of projects includes campaigning for adequate medical care for AIDS victims in Russia, drafting legal briefs on behalf of political asylum seekers in the United States, using drones to map access to urban public services in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and implementing open source techniques to investigate human rights abuses for the International Criminal Court.
Applications for the 2021 fellowship are now closed - please check back in December for next year's application, or join our mailing list to be notified. Applications are due in mid to late February.