Deadline for Cmiel human rights scholarships March 15

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This announcement also appeared in Iowa Now

UI undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who have secured summer internships with human rights organizations in the United States or internationally should consider applying for the Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program.

  Gregory Pelc in IndiaWith his Cmiel award, UI student Gregory Pelc divided his time between two organizations in India.

Honoring the late Kenneth J. Cmiel, an internationally-renowned scholar of the history of human rights, these awards provide funding to selected students who will be working with a local, national, or international non-governmental organization or governmental agency engaged in human rights related advocacy, research, or education. Program funds cover travel and living expenses associated with the internship.

Only current students who will remain enrolled in a degree program at the UI the semester following their internship are eligible to apply.

Applications for 2013 internships are due Friday, March 15, 2013, by 5 p.m. Full instructions and application materials are available at http://blogs.law.uiowa.edu/uichr.

To learn more and read about the experiences of previous award recipients, including Gregory Pelc (pictured above), visit the UI Center for Human Rights website.

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