Loyola University Chicago

Center for the Human Rights of Children

Children’s Rights Graduate Scholar

Program Overview

Launched in 2015, the Children’s Rights Graduate Scholars (“Children’s Rights Scholar”) program is an academic, year-long, internship opportunity with the CHRC.  This competitive internship provides a Loyola University Chicago graduate or doctoral student with an internship (12-15 hours per week) at the CHRC and $7,500 in tuition remission for the academic year.   

The program provides an academic opportunity for graduate-level students to be trained in research and advocacy that promotes the human rights of children.  The CHRC Children’s Rights Scholar works closely with CHRC staff and partners who are engaged in projects that address critical and complex issues affecting children both locally and globally.  Through professional development and project-based learning opportunities, the scholar will develop foundational knowledge about key issues facing children today while developing essential skills for their future career.  In addition to working on a CHRC research project, scholars may gain experience in other areas that will provide scholars with the practical skills necessary for working in a variety of environments.  These opportunities may include the following:  conducting community outreach and education, social media, communications, and event planning.  CHRC staff will strive to tailor the scholar’s experience to their professional goals and interests.

Call for Applications for 2018 – 2019 Academic Year:  More information coming January 2018!

 

For more information about the CHRC Children’s Rights Graduate Scholar, please contact CHRC Associate Director, Adam Avrushin.

 

Meaghan Tomasiewicz, 2017-2018 CHRC Children’s Rights’ Graduate Scholar

Meaghan is presently pursuing a master’s in Social Work as well as a master’s in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies at Loyola University Chicago. Before attending graduate school, they taught 7th and 8th grade at a public school in San Diego County and later taught high school level courses in a residential facility for 11-17 year old students. Meaghan recently completed a summer fieldwork position as a mitigation intern at the Federal Defender Program where they worked alongside attorneys with the goal of reducing client sentences in federal cases. In addition to working as the CHRC graduate scholar, Meaghan is an elected member of the School of Social Work Student Organization Fieldwork /Curriculum Committee and a teacher assistant for an undergraduate women’s studies course. They are committed to equitable education, restorative practices in schools and the justice system, anti-oppression work, and the rights and treatment of queer and transgender youth.

 

Read more about Deidra Coleman, 2016-2017 Children's Rights Graduate Scholar.

Read more about Alison Wallace, 2015-2016 Children’s Rights Graduate Scholar.