Children's Rights Law Scholar

Children’s Rights Student Law Student Scholars Program, 2020-2021

Program Overview


The Children’s Rights Law Student Scholars program is an academic year-long internship opportunity with the CHRC.  This competitive scholarship program provides a Loyola University Chicago Law School student with $7,500 in tuition remission for the academic year and an internship opportunity (12-15 hours per week) at the CHRC.   

The program provides an academic opportunity for graduate-level students to be trained in research and advocacy that promotes the human rights of children.  Scholars will become familiar with current children’s rights policies and laws, issues, and develop and identify strategies to ensure the protection of children.

Position Summary

The Children’s Rights Law Student Scholar will work 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.

Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Two References; academic or professional
  • Writing Sample (no more than 15 pages)
  • Personal Essay (see below)

Application Deadline: April 17, 2020

Please submit all applications to Subject line should state “2020-2021 CHRC Law Student Scholars Application”

The application, guidelines, and additional information from this year’s application can be found here.

If you have any questions regarding the program or application process, please contact Katherine Kaufka Walts CHRC Director, at

Read more about our current Children's Rights Law Scholars, here.