Lantos-Humanity in Action Congressional Fellowship
When: January 11 to May 27, 2016
Where: Washington, DC
Who's eligible: Humanity in Action Senior Fellows and 2014 Fellows, students/recent graduates of Israeli and Hungarian universities, students/recent graduates of Hungarian universities of Roma background, Scottish students/recent graduates of universities in Scotland.
Each year, Humanity in Action and the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice bring together a group of ten outstanding students and young professionals from around the world for four-month professional fellowships at the United States Congress.
Fellows work in the offices of a United States Representative or Congressional Committee for four days a week. In these roles, Fellows take part in a mix of administrative and substantial, policy-based work. They also spend one day per week attending an educational program that includes seminars, lectures and site visits. During the program, Fellows explore a variety of topics concerning contemporary policies and politics from leading policy experts in Washington, DC.
Applications for the 2016 Lantos-Humanity in Action Congressional Fellowship are now closed.
More than 100 young leaders have participated in the fellowship since its inception in 2001. Some notable Lantos Fellows include:
- Marietje Schaake: Marietje is a member of the European Parliament (MEP) representing The Netherlands.
- Oliver Skov: Oliver serves as US Correspondent at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.
- Jesper Pederson: Jesper serves as a Partner at Rasmussen Public Affairs. He credits the start of his career to the Lantos Fellowship.
The program is named in honor of both the late Tom Lantos – a former Congressman, Holocaust survivor and human rights champion – and his wife Annette. A special position in the program, the Jane Haining Humanitarian Fellow, is named in honor of Jane Haining, a Scottish missionary whose work led to her death during the Second World War.