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The application period for the 2020 Cmiel and Weston internship funding programs are now closed. Please revisit this page at the beginning on the fall semester for details about the 2021 application process and deadline.    

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

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

Burns H. Weston Internship Funding Program

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

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.