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The UICHR awards $2500 to a UI law student who has secured a rights-related summer in/externship with a local, national or international non-governmental organization or governmental agency. Funds are intended to assist with travel, housing, and other related incidentals. 

The application period for the 2021 Weston internship funding program is now open. The deadline to submit application materials is 5:00 pm (CST), March 26th. The application and instructions may be found here.

UICHR will conduct application workshops on Wednesday Feb. 24th and Thursday, March 4th at 4:00 pm via Zoom:

*Weston fund recipients are ineligible for the Cmiel program. 

Individuals who wish to be considered for funding for periods other than the summer should also contact the UI Center for Human Rights at Exceptions may be made in extenuating circumstances and permitting the student’s ability to fulfill the reporting requirements.