Humanity in Action Summer Fellowship Program - HIA
Internal Deadline: TBA- December 2018
National Deadline: TBA- January 2019, 11:59 P.M. PST
- U.S. and international students
- Sophomore, junior, senior or recent grad (2 years out)
- Any major/concentration
Award summary and conditions: Humanity in Action (HIA) fellowship program takes place over five weeks during the summer in Atlanta, Detroit, Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Paris, and Warsaw. The HIA fellowship strives to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as provide a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among HIA Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights-in their own communities and around the world. As a requirement of participation, Fellows are obligated to conduct a hands-on outreach initiative-an "Action Project"-in their home communities. The initiative should reflect the HIA fellowship experience. Upon successful completion, Fellows are invited to become Senior Fellows and to join the global HIA network of young advocates.
Costs: HIA covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of airfare to participate in the program. HIA will cover this cost for fellows with documented need. Although HIA provides a modest stipend for meals, fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $750 for food and social activities during the fellowship program.
Application process: online
- $40.00 application fee
- Application form
- Curriculum Vitae or Resume
- Official college transcript
- Response essay--see application for questions to be addressed from the readings (500-word max)
- Personal statement (500-word max)
- Short answer questions (each response 60-word max)
- Brief essay on program themes (100-word max)
- Letters of recommendation (2)*
*Students list 2 recommenders and their email addresses in their application. The system will then generate an email to each recommender giving them instructions.
Faculty Representative: Keith Raether
National committee interview: Yes