2017 Humanity in Action Fellowship

“Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world’s future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice.

Humanity in Action’s programs concern human rights activities generally, but they focus specifically on the relationship between majority and minority populations in the six European countries where the programs take place: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Poland. The programs address a carefully selected range of subjects intended to give the Fellows analytical and intercultural skills and perspectives that will aid in their work on a broad range of human rights issues in the future.

Humanity in Action seeks candidates who are passionate about active and responsible citizenship, diversity and human rights.

Applicants to the Humanity in Action Fellowship must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) or recent graduates. For the 2017 Fellowship, we define recent graduates as individuals from the undergraduate classes of 2015 and 2016 at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States. Applicants of minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting your completed application is 11:59PM PST on January 4, 2017. Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered. All complete applications must include the following:

  • A completed application form
  • A curriculum vitae or resume
  • A college transcript
  • A response essay
  • A personal statement
  • A brief essay on program themes
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A $40 application fee

Humanity in Action does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, political party, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or financial ability.”

For more information on European Humanity in Action programs and the application process, go to http://www.humanityinaction.org/pages/91-call-for-applications.

To learn about the American program, the John Lewis Fellowship, go to http://www.humanityinaction.org/programs/75-the-john-lewis-fellowship/445-fellowship-focus.

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