Student Fellowship Program


Human Rights Center Fellowship Program

Human Rights Center Fellowship Program

Please fill out this form if you are interested in applying to the 2024 Fellowship Program.


The Human Rights Center at the UC Berkeley School of Law  provides fellowships for Berkeley students wishing to contribute their energy and expertise to human rights organizations worldwide, and partners with certain partner UC campuses that send students to participate in the program. The fellowships provide opportunities for meaningful human rights work domestically and internationally. Since it was founded in 1994, the program has sent almost 400 fellows to work with organizations in some 81 countries and territories. Student fellows come from a wide range of disciplines, including journalism, law, environmental science, public policy, public health, anthropology, and medicine. Info sessions for applicants are usually held in December or January prior to the start of the fellowship cycle, with applications due in late February.


2022 Fellows' projects included protecting the reproductive health rights of Ukrainian refugee women and families, advocating for the welfare of US foster youth, fighting for the rights of indigenous people in El Salvador, and defending death penalty cases in Texas, among others.

Organizations hosting past fellows told us they helped expand their capacity in meaningful ways and that they were proud to support the growth of future human rights leaders. Fellows, in turn, shared that the program not only gave them an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in a meaningful way, it also gave them the chance to learn from and find a place in the greater human rights community.

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phone: (510) 642-0965

Quick Facts

Since 1994, almost 400 Human Rights Center Fellows have worked

  • in 81 different countries and territories
  • in 18 U.S. states and Washington D.C.
  • with over 300 organizations worldwide
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