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Center for the Human Rights of Children

Summer 2010 Internships

Undergraduate and Graduate Internships Available


Loyola’s Center for the Human Rights of Children represents, coordinates, and stimulates efforts to understand, protect and apply the human rights of children in the face of injustice and poverty of body, mind, and spirit. The Center is seeking two summer interns to assist with various projects.  In addition to working on individual projects, summer interns have a unique opportunity to learn firsthand about the Center and various human rights issues impacting children and youth, both locally and globally. In collaboration with the Center Director, each intern will complete a project or support a core function of the Center. Projects are based on the Center’s current programmatic efforts. Examples of intern projects range from developing content for the website and newsletter, drafting grant proposals, to researching and writing position papers on advocacy issues.

Undergraduate Internship

The Center for the Human Rights of Children is seeking an undergraduate intern for the summer. Duties and responsibilities will include working on various projects, including research, drafting and developing survey instruments, writing reports, some event planning/coordination, and working with graduate students. Qualifications include a demonstrated interest in child rights, strong written and verbal skills, and organizational skills. Marketing/creative skills are also a plus. Work-study students are encouraged to apply.

Graduate Internship

The Center for the Human Rights of Children is seeking a graduate student intern for the summer to work on two projects. The first project is to conduct research on local and national statutes, criminal justice statistics, trends, and policies related to human trafficking (with an emphasis on children and youth). The second project is to assist in developing a “Know Your Rights” curriculum for children and youth. Qualifications include excellent written and verbal communications skills, organizational skills, research, statistics, and a demonstrated interest in human rights advocacy and/or issues. Database management and creativity is also a plus. Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Policy students are encouraged to apply.

Both positions are paid and full-time (with some flexibility, depending on the qualifications of the candidate). Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, including 2 professional or academic references (names and contact information will suffice) via email to kkaufkawalts@luc.edu  by May 18, 2010. The subject line for the email should be “GRADUATE SUMMER INTERNSHIP” or “UNDERGRADUATE SUMMER INTERNSHIP” in all caps.


Center for the Human Rights of Children
1032 W. Sheridan Road, Cuneo Hall, Room 320 · Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773.508.8050 · Fax: 773.508.8054

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