Opportunities for Students
Children’s Rights Law Scholars Program
2019 – 2020
Call for Applications!!
The Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) is pleased to announce a call for applications for the 2019-2020 Children’s Rights Law Scholar. Deadline to apply is March 11, 2019.
Launched in 2015, the Children’s Rights Student Law Student Scholars program is an academic year-long internship opportunity with the CHRC. This competitive scholarship program provides a Loyola University Chicago Law 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 law 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.
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.
- Cover Letter
- Two References; academic or professional
- Writing Sample (no more than 15 pages)
- Personal Essay (see below)
Application Deadline: March 11, 2019
Please submit all applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line should state “2019-2020 CHRC Law Student Scholar Application”
The application, guidelines, and additional information from this year’s application can be found here, Scholars App 19-20.
The application deadline for the Children’s Rights Law Student Scholar is March 11, 2019.
Read more about our current Children's Rights Law Scholar, Carrie Seleman, here.
Read more about our current Children’s Rights Law Scholar, Jaclyn Ellwein, here.
Volunteer Opportunities and Internships
The Center places interns and volunteers with related service organizations and within our own Center of Excellence. This provides much needed help for organizations, while increasing Loyola students’ awareness of and involvement in the advancement of children’s rights. Also see our multimedia page.
CHRC Student Fellowships are intended to facilitate involvement of students in collaborative research projects with community-based organizations, child rights activists, legal providers, businesses and the government. Through their research and projects, our fellows have worked to improve the policies that surround children's rights. In addition, our fellows have worked to address the issues child trafficking victims face throughout the world. A fellowship with the CHRC is a great way to develop a foundational understanding of the world of child trafficking and the legal policies, in addition to getting involved in the community.
The following are the projects conducted by CHRC Student Fellowships:
- Jeanne Murray, 2014: Health & Human Rights
- Jade Gary, 2014: Child Trafficking
- Hannah Green, 2014: ChildRight New York
- Shana Scott, 2014: Advancing Healthy Homes, Healthy Communities
- Anne Wildman, 2013–2014: Orphan and Vulnerable Children Project
- Kristen Okrzesik, 2013–2014: Orphan and Vulnerable Children Project
- Angela Inzano, 2011–2012: Human Trafficking Cook County Report
- Natneal Moges, Angus Ni, Yulia Fradkina, Ashley Van Zelst, Maria Pellegrini, Catherine Lee, 2012: Immigrant Children's Rights Alternative Report
- Amy Gilbert, 2011–2012: Global Children's Rights