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Humanity in Action Fellowship


Deadline: 2015-01-08 (National)

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, as well as examples of issues affecting different minority groups today. Each program is highly interdisciplinary, and features daily lectures and discussions with renowned academics, journalists, politicians, and activists, as well as site visits to government agencies, non-profit and community organizations, museums, and memorials. The programs seek to highlight different models of action to remedy injustice. The objective of the Humanity in Action Fellowship is to facilitate a collective exploration of the social and political roots of discrimination, as well as to create a forum where potential solutions can be considered and discussed. The programs are also intended to instill a responsibility among Humanity in Action Fellows to recognize and address the need to protect minorities and promote human rights—in their own communities and around the world.


You must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors), or recent graduates (undergraduate classes of 2012 and 2013) at accredited, four-year undergraduate colleges or universities in the United States. Humanity in Action seeks applicants who are mature, proactive, self-reliant and comfortable in intensive group activity and interaction. All majors and academic disciplines are encouraged to apply.


1 month in the summer (usually starts in late May) in one of the following cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Lyon and Warsaw Applicants may not apply to a program in a specific country and cannot choose their city of participation.


Humanity in Action covers the costs of participation and accommodation during the fellowship. However, all Fellows will be responsible for financing the cost of airfare to participate in the program. Humanity in Action will cover this cost for all Fellows with documented need. Although Humanity in Action provides a modest stipend for meals, Fellows should also plan to bring spending money of approximately $500 for food and social activities during the fellowship program. Fellows in the Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen and Paris programs stay with host families. Fellows in the Warsaw program live in a hostel with the rest of their group.

Application Process

Admissions to the Humanity in Action Fellowship program is highly competitive. Selections are made on the basis of demonstrated commitment to minority rights and social justice, evidence of leadership potential, significant academic achievement, entrepreneurship and social maturity. Applications are due: 11:59pm PST on January 8, 2015.

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Applications are due in Deadline: 11:59pm PST on January 8, 2015.