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Education and student engagement are central to the work of the UICHR. Students can pursue academic study on the subject of human rights through our courses and Certificate Program, and gain practical experience through our internship programs.


Courses in our undergraduate Human Rights Certificate program are taught by instructors from the College of Law and other departments across the University of Iowa campus.

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Certificate in Human rights

The Center for Human Rights offers the undergraduate Certificate in Human Rights, awarded by the College of Law, the Center's administrative home. The interdisciplinary Certificate…

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Human Rights Courses

The UICHR regularly offers undergraduate courses that explore complex issues and subjects related to human rights. These courses are offered through the College of Law as part of t…

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Center Internships

Each semester, the UICHR recruits a team of undergraduate interns and law student research assistants.  

Rex Honey Internships Named in honor of Rex Honey (UICHR Co-founder), thes…

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Funding for Internships

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Weston Essay Prize

Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay PrizeThe UICHR sponsors the annual Burns H. Weston International Human Rights Essay Prize. Each year, two awards are available: one…

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Iowa Law earns A+ rating for Human Rights Law

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