Major: Human Rights

Location: CT, United States

Course; Grading: HRTS 4291; Graded, A-F
Course co-requisites; Grading: N/A; N/A
Possible number of credits: Three
Course prerequisites: Instructor consent required; nine credits of 2000-level or above HRTS courses (six of which may be taken concurrently).
Minimum class standing and GPA: Sophomore; N/A
Academic work requirement: Regularly scheduled seminar throughout the semester on human rights service learning in which students integrate their field experience with readings, class discussion, and guest lectures.
Can non-majors receive credit? No
Internship is a graduation requirement for
this program:
Required for the Human Rights Minor. Human Rights Major may choose between an internship and a thesis.
When course is offered: Spring, Summer, Fall
Additional information: Students must have a second major.


Sample Internship opportunities for Human Rights majors:
Advocacy Intern, Conservation Intern, Community Organizing Intern, Social Enterprise Intern, Social Group Intern, Grant Writing Intern

Sample organizations where Human Rights majors have interned:
Lawyers without Borders, Hartford Community Court, Freedom House (Washington, DC), Witness (New York), UNESCO Student Ambassadors, Willimantic No Freeze Center, Uconn Law Asylum Clinic, International Rescue Committee

Ways to find an internship:
Internships can be found on Handshake, or through online resources found at

For more information about internship policies in this department, please contact:
Alyssa Webb, Educational Program Coordinator
The Dodd Center for Human Rights, Room 159A

Sponsor:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences