Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Student Opportunities


Student Internships

CHRHS strives to fuse education and research to on-the-ground action by connecting students with experts through internships at top humanitarian and human rights organizations. In the past we have been able to create internship opportunities, specifically tailored for Brown University undergraduates, with leading humanitarian organizations, such as Project HOPE, International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, International Medical Corps, and the United Nations Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. A select number of qualified students will be chosen each year and given a stipend to cover expenses. The number of students and the stipends paid each year will vary by location and internship length, but every effort will be made to match as many students as possible to meaningful internships that will advance learning and future careers. Internships, coupled with educational programming and research projects, will allow students to gain valuable hands-on experience and working knowledge of humanitarian and human rights issues and best practices. 

For more details on internship opportunities, please check back here during the Fall '19 academic semester.


Refugee Dream Center

The Refugee Dream Center is a post resettlement refugee agency located Providence, RI. It offers services targeting gaps within the refugee community by ensuring continuation of services in their efforts towards self-sufficiency and integration. The Refugee Dream Center does referrals, social level assistance, and skills development such as English language education for adults, health promotion and cultural orientation, youth mentoring, and case management. In addition, the Refugee Dream Center is a strong advocacy agency for the rights of refugees.

The Refugee Dream Center is always looking for volunteers to help teach ESl classes as well as other areas of support for refugees. If you are interested in this opportunity, please email refugeedreamcenter@gmail.com. 


    CHRHS Student Interest Form 

    If you are a Brown or RISD student interested in the work of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS) and looking for potential internship and research opportunities with the Center or with any of our partners, please fill out this form to let us know of your interests. You can visit our website to learn more about our ongoing research and training programs as well as view the profiles of our global advisory board, affiliated faculty, and fellows. CHRHS will take on the role of facilitating these connections with the appropriate point person. We look forward to hearing from you! Student Interest Form >