Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights

External Funding and Internships

The following opportunities are available for those interested in being involved with human rights. The opportunities are not endorsed by or related to the University of Alberta Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights.

Alberta Award for the Study of Canadian Human Rights and Multiculturalism supports graduate studies in Canadian human rights or multiculturalism. Graduate students in an Alberta public post-secondary institution whose studies will contribute to the advancement of human rights and multiculturalism are encouraged to apply. Two awards are available each year: The Masters' level award is $10,000 and Doctoral level award is $15,000. 

Human Rights Watch invites external applications from anywhere in the world for two of its fellowship programs: The Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship and the Arthur Koenig Fellowship.

CANADEM (the Canadian Resource Bank for Democracy and Human Rights) Canada’s civilian reserve, CANADEM, offers international internship programs. These programs help young professionals travel abroad to promote and learn about governance, democratization, human security, sustainable development and human rights”.

Human Rights Internet - International Internships Canadian youths (under 30) are eligible for six-month placements with an international non-governmental organization that allows interns to gain work experience in the field of human rights, health, education, legal systems and culture.

Global Affairs Canada - International Youth Internship Program is a program for Canadian graduates (ages 19 to 30 inclusive), part of the Career Focus stream of the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy. It offers post-secondary graduates the chance to gain international development work experience.

Internships with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) The UNHCR offers unpaid internships on an on-going basis throughout the year. Most interns work on a project which will benefit both them and UNHCR, in fields such as legal protection for refugees, international relations, administration, or field work.

Amnesty International Internships As part of its voluntary programme, Amnesty International runs internship programmes at its offices around the world. Interns are generally recruited for a four to six month period, to carry out administrative- and project-related work..