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. 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.

Summer 2020 Internship Opportunities

World Health Organization – Detection, Verification, and Risk Assessment

Now Accepting Applications | Deadline: Nov. 1 | Position Description and Application Instructions >

** Open to Brown Medical Students and Full-Time Brown MPH Students **

Human Rights Watch

More information to be posted soon

Project HOPE

More information to be posted soon

International Crisis Group

More information to be posted soon


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 >