Loyola University Chicago

Center for the Human Rights of Children

Opportunities for Students

Project JUSTICIA Student Project Assistant 

Center for the Human Rights of Children (CHRC) seeks a Loyola graduate or doctoral student to help coordinate and provide project, administrative, and research support for Project JUSTICIA, a Loyola University Chicago, Plan 2020 project.

Project Overview

Project JUSTICIA is a new, multidisciplinary, and transnational collaboration of Jesuit institutions to address the local and regional societal challenges posed by migration in the Central and North American region. The CHRC and its Loyola University partners (School of Social Work, Department of Anthropology, Institute of Public Health, and Center for Community and Global Health) are collaborating with Mexican Jesuit universities and organizations to offer (1) inter-professional and binational seminar and immersion opportunities for professional students; (2) migration-focused interdisciplinary research and service opportunities; and (3) engaged learning opportunities for Loyola undergraduate students.


Please send cover letter, resume, and two professional and/or academic references to chrc@luc.edu with the subject line “Project JUSTICIA Student Assistant” by Nov 26, 2017.

For more information about the position, please contact Adam Avrushin, Associate Director, Center for the Human Rights of Children at aavrushin@luc.edu. To view the full job description, please click here


Children's Rights Graduate Scholars Program, 2018-2019

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 or visit the CHRC Children’s Rights Graduate Scholar page 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.

Student Fellowships

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: