Special 2017 Fellowship Opportunities

Special 2017 opportunities

Response to Human Trafficking in Brazil

The Human Rights Center is offering a special 2017 UC Human Rights Center Fellowship to a UC Berkeley student interested in address issues of sexual violence in Brazil.Contact Audrey Whiting at audrey.whiting@berkeley.edu for more information on this opportunity. 


Potential partner organizations

Asylum Access

Asylum Access’s mission is to make refugee rights a reality in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Asylum Access envisions a world where refugees are seen as people with rights, not just people with needs.  Asylum Access believes that by empowering refugees to assert their human rights, we can create effective, lasting solutions for refugees around the world.

Looking for undergrad, grad, PhD students in law, social work, policy (also open to other departments). Offices in Ecuador, Malaysia, Panama, Tanzania, Thailand, Mexico.

Justice and Reconciliation Project

The Justice and Reconciliation Project’s focus is on post-conflict advocacy in Africa’s Great Lakes region. Their internship program has also created links between victims and survivors of conflict. An ideal student would be someone that is interested in exploring the possibilities involved in advocacy in a post-conflict society, as well as the different roles of both litigation and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms like mediation and customary law in addressing the needs of people affected by conflict. Academically they’d be interested in and have knowledge in the field of transitional justice, and international law, and methods in comparative law. Strong writing and research skills – particularly when dealing with people- as well as the ability to adapt to different societies is a must.

Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humanos, A. C. (ASILEGAL)

Asistencia Legal por los Derechos Humans, A.C. ASILEGAL, is a nongovernmental organization that works to defend, promote and expand the human rights of groups in situations of vulnerability.

Interested in welcoming fellows to conduct research focusing in social reintegration and economic, social and cultural rights within the prison system. Fluency in Spanish is a must. Fieldwork to be completed in Oaxaca and Chiapas primarily.