Starting fall 2020, SCIJ will be partnering with the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Brown University which means you can get trained to provide legal services to asylum seekers and organize for immigrant justice.This program is open to all Brown University undergraduate students and SCIJ strongly encourages first-years and students with direct connections to immigration to apply. Learn More >
Now Accepting Applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Deadline to Apply: September 10, 2020. Application Details >
The CHRHS Research Seed Grant Program is designed to stimulate original humanitarian and human rights focused research. Awarded seed grants help fund innovation-driven approaches to increasing the effectiveness and accountability of disaster preparedness, humanitarian response, and post-emergency reconstruction as well as furthering a deeper understanding of global human rights. Now Accepting Applications for fall semester cycle. Deadline: October 2, 2020. Application Details >
The CHRHS Training Seed Grant Program is designed to stimulate the development of human rights and humanitarian training initiatives. Awarded training grants help fund the planning and implementation of new curriculum, workshops, seminars, simulation-based learning, or conferences either within existing institutions or as a kick-starter for independent initiatives. Now Accepting Applications for fall semester cycle. Deadline: October 2, 2020. Application Details >
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. Each year, qualified students are invited to apply for internships with one of our pre-identified partner organizations. Selected candidates will be given a fellowship award to help cover travel and living expenses during the internship. These curated internships are carefully crafted with our partners so as to provide Brown students with valuable hands-on experience and working knowledge of humanitarian and human rights issues and best practices. The funds available for these opportunities are made possible through generous support from the Hearst Foundation.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 >