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Each semester, the UICHR recruits a team of undergraduate interns and law student research assistants. These students have the opportunity to work on a range of projects including organizing key events, conducting globe-spanning research, and advocating for human rights at the local, state, national, and international levels. In addition, the UICHR provides funding each year in support of students who have secured human rights internships at home and overseas.

The Rex Honey Internships are volunteer-based positions for undergraduates to work in the UICHR office on campus. The Kenneth J. Cmiel Human Rights Funded Internship program 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 programs are named in honor of Rex Honey (UICHR Co-founder) and Kenneth Cmiel (former UICHR Director).

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Rex Honey Internship Program

The UI Center for Human Rights Rex Honey internship program exists to give University of Iowa students the opportunity to be directly involved in human rights-related education on ...

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Kenneth J. Cmiel Internship Program

Each year, the UICHR awards funding to students who have secured a summer internship with a local, national or international non-governmental organization or governmental agency en...

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