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Humanity in Action: Call for Applications

Fri, November 7, 2008

The Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together university students from the United States and Europe for a rigorous, interdisciplinary inquiry into human rights, diversity, and minority issues.

Students participate in the five-week fellowship in one of six different countries: Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, or the United States. Upon completing the fellowship, Fellows join an active international network of young professionals and are eligible for internship opportunities at the United States Congress, European Parliament, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and other civic and political institutions.

HIA will select 56 matriculated sophomores, juniors, and seniors from American colleges and universities to participate in these five-week programs. Recent university graduates (May 2007 or later) are also eligible to apply.

HIA selects its Fellows on the basis of their demonstrated commitment to minority rights, evidence of leadership potential, and outstanding academic achievement. To ensure participation of all qualified students, HIA pays the full cost related to its educational programs.

The HIA website includes testimonials from past Fellows about the impact of their fellowship experience.

Full application materials will be available by November 15th at the HIA website.

Contact: Nick Farrell, HIA American Program Director

2004 Humanity in Action Senior Fellow (212) 828-6874 ext. 3 Fax: (718) 858-0456

About HIA

HIA believes that an important test of a genuine democracy is how it treats its racial, ethnic and religious minorities. It also believes that the commitment to democratic values and the protection of minorities cannot be taken for granted today in the United States and Europe.

Therefore, HIA creates educational programs that seek to instill moral responsibility for the protection of minorities in a new generation of social, cultural, and political leaders by: Educating student leaders in histories of resistance to institutionalized violations of minority rights in democratic countries; Promoting the growth and development of young professionals dedicated to protecting human dignity and the rights of minorities; Building an multi-national, intergenerational network of present and emerging leaders in diverse professional fields who share these commitments. HIA works with students and young professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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