The University of Iowa

UI Students Can Apply for Cmiel Human Rights Internship by March 9

February 23rd, 2012

The Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program provides funding to selected University of Iowa students who have secured a summer internship 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.

Current UI undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who will remain enrolled in a degree program at the UI the semester following their internship, are eligible to apply.

The program is named to honor the late director of the UI Center for Human Rights, Kenneth J. Cmiel. Cmiel was a faculty member in the UI Department of History and an internationally renowned scholar of the history of human rights. The program, established in 2005, was the fulfillment of a longstanding vision for Cmiel.

Applications for 2012 internships are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9. For more information, send an e-mail to