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Kenneth J. Cmiel Human Rights Funded Internship Program

The Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program provides funding to selected students who have secured a summer internship with a local, national or international non-governmental organization or governmental agency engaged in human rights related advocacy, research or education. Program funds cover travel and living expenses associated with the internship. 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.

The program was renamed to honor the late director of the UICHR, Kenneth J. Cmiel. Professor Cmiel was a faculty member in the UI Department of History and an internationally renowned scholar of the history of human rights. The program, established in 2005, was the fulfillment of a longstanding vision for Professor Cmiel:

"Ken's vision, to make the Center a unique and valuable resource for student learning about human rights, his generous and effective leadership, and his commitment to human rights work in all its forms, brought this program to life and remains its guiding force." — Amy Weismann, UICHR Deputy Director

The call for applications for the Cmiel Human Rights Internship are sent out during the spring semester. For additional information, please contact the UI Center for Human Rights, uichr@uiowa.edu or via telephone at (319) 335-3900 or go to http://uichr.org/education/cmiel-internship/

Details concerning past recipients and the most current application form can be found through the UI Center for Human Rights.