Thanks to the generous support of IWU alumni from the class of 1970, the Fund for
Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability, and Social Justice, to be administered
by the Center for Human Rights & Social Justice, has been established for the purpose
of supporting relevant student internships and campus programming in these thematic
For summer 2020, the Center for Human Rights & Social Justice will offer up to $5,000
in individual stipends to qualified students who complete human rights, environmental
sustainability, and social justice internships and demonstrate a career interest in
one of these fields.
Assistance will be offered both to students who have already secured an internship
placement but are in need of additional financial assistance and to students who are
pursuing new internship opportunities that have not been previously established on
a formal basis. Preference will be given to those students with first-, second-, and
third-year standing. Students awarded internship support commit to sharing the results
of the internship experience by participating in a public forum on campus after its
Applications will be evaluated by the steering committee for the IWU Fund for Human
Rights, Environmental Sustainability, & Social Justice and recipients will be selected
Expressed commitment to human rights, , environmental sustainability, and social justice
Relevance of the proposed internship experience to one or more of these themes
Depth of academic and experiential preparation
Demonstrated value of the internship to the students' current and future courses of
study and/or post-graduation plans.
Awards are based on intership costs, but the maximum award amount is $5000.
Unless the HRESSJ internship is taken for academic credit, the award is considered
For More Information
Prof. Irv Epstein, Director of the Center for Human Rights and Social Justice -- CLA
343, firstname.lastname@example.org, x3105
Stacey Shimizu, International Office -- CLA 324, email@example.com, x1096
Internships may take place locally, elsewhere within the United States, or abroad.
Internships abroad cannot occur in any country under a Level 3 or Level 4 State Department
Travel Advisory. For a current listing, visit travel.state.gov.
To start an application to the Fund for Human Rights, Environmental Sustainability,
& Social Justice for internship support, click the Apply Now button.
A complete application will include:
An HRESSJ application form
The HRESSJ Short Answer Questions form
For students who have already applied for or been offered an internship, the HRESSJ
Supplemental Questions form