Cmiel and Weston funding for summer 2023 internships is now open.  The deadline for 2023 is Friday, April 14th (5:00 pm CT). 

The UICHR provides funding each year in support of students who have secured summer human rights internships at home and abroad. 

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

UICHR will evaluate the ability to fund in-person internships based on University of Iowa and UI College of Law Covid-19 travel restrictions and guidelines at the time of the application deadline. Internship modality (and available options) should be included in the application materials. 

Burns H. Weston Internship Funding Program Application Information

In honor of Burns H. Weston (UICHR founder), the UICHR provides financial support for a UI law student who has secured a human rights-related summer internship.

Kenneth J. Cmiel Internship Funding Program Application Information

In honor of Kenneth J. Cmiel (former UICHR Director), the UICHR provides financial support for graduate and undergraduate students who wish to pursue an experiential learning opportunity that enhances their learning about human rights anywhere in the world during the summer.  

The Center will host informational sessions that will include tips on crafting an effective Cmiel and Weston funding application on Wednesday, March 8 at 4:00 pm and Tuesday, March 21 at 4:00 pm via Zoom.  No registration is required.  Email jo-butterfield@uiowa.edu to receive the link.