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Become a Fellow

Depending on where you are located, you may be able to apply to different Fellowship programs.

The Senior Fellow network is the heart of the Humanity in Action community

Interested in becoming a Humanity in Action Fellow?

Applicants may apply through only one of our recruiting locations: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Greece, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Ukraine or the United States. Eligibility may vary slightly from one office to another and further eligibility criteria is listed within each country’s specific apply page, but these criteria are standard across all offices.

Required Eligibility criteria:
  • You speak English fluently (all programs are conducted in English)
  • You must fit one of the below:
    • You are a current, full-time student in an accredited college or university located in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, the Netherlands, Ukraine or the United States.
    • You are a recent graduate of a college or university in any of the above mentioned countries. Recent graduates include those who graduated in the two years preceding the Fellowship.
    • You grew up in or are a citizen* of any of the above-mentioned countries and study at university in any country of the world.

*Some exceptions exist within each country’s specific pages for newcomers, non-citizen residents. Please select the country below that you think most appropriately fits your eligibility to learn more.

What else are we looking for?
  • People we accept to our Fellowships are reflective and self-reflective, critical and self-critical. They demonstrate openness, humility, and a readiness to challenge their own preconceptions.
  • Successful candidates are willing to engage in difficult yet constructive and meaningful dialogue. They appreciate the complex interweaving of many identities and perspectives.
  • Future Fellows need to be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable and allow space for misunderstanding and mistakes in the process of learning. They acknowledge others’ learning and healing processes.

Interested in joining our community? Learn more about your country’s application process below.

Apply from Bosnia & Herzegovina

Explore social justice issues in Atlanta, Amsterdam or Copenhagen. Help Fellows from abroad discover how transitional justice plays out in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and find out new things you about your home country in the Sarajevo Fellowship program. In any case, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

Applying from Denmark

Dive into social justice issues in Atlanta or transitional justice questions in Sarajevo. Help Fellows from abroad discover how Danish society ticks, and find out new things you about your home country in the Copenhagen Fellowship program. In any case, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

 

Applying from France

Against the background of your experiences in France, learn how people in Atlanta deal with race relations, how the Dutch debate social cohesion, what inclusiveness means in Denmark and how transitional justice is dealt with in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In any case, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

Applying from Germany

Find out about identity quests, social cohesion, coercion and segregation in Atlanta or Copenhagen. Learn about how formerly socialist-run countries dealt with deep transformation processes after the Iron Curtain fell in Sarajevo or Warsaw. Guide incoming Fellows peer to peer when discovering Germany’s quest for identity and share your own perceptions about German society.

If you live in Germany (and have done so for at least two years), you need not have German citizenship in order to apply but speak the language fluently. If you recently came to Germany as a refugee and have lived in the country for at least 12 month, you can apply too. In the latter case, please reach out to the German office.

In any of these Fellowship programs, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

Applying from Greece

Explore social justice issues and ruptures in societies abroad and contrast them to your experience in Greece – either in Amsterdam or Berlin, Copenhagen, Warsaw or Atlanta/Georgia. There is something to be brought back home from all these places in terms of lessons in human and minority rights. And Fellows in all these programs will be enriched by the experiences from Greece.

Applying from Netherlands

Discuss what keeps societies together and what tears them partly apart in Atlanta or Sarajevo. From race relations to transitional justice, from the Civil Rights movement to the war in the Balkans in the 1990s. Guide Fellows from abroad discover how inclusion and exclusion mechanisms function in Dutch society. In any case, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with. In any of these Fellowship programs, you will find a community of dedicated Fellows and Senior Fellows to spend the summer with.

Applying from Poland

Learn about the civil rights movement in the United States in Atlanta/Georgia or how Bosnia and Herzegovina dealt with the system transformation in the 1990s and transitional justice after the war in the Balkans. Discuss with German Fellows how they have dealt with their quest for identity – Join either in Berlin or in Warsaw. Be a partner in explaining Polish society to incoming Fellows from abroad.

Applying from Ukraine

Programs you can apply to

Join other European and US-American Fellows and discuss in Warsaw or Berlin about present human rights and social justice issues in these countries. Contribute your own experiences in Ukraine and contrast them with realities in the host countries. Fellows in both programs will be enriched by the multitude of voices around the table.

Applying from United States

Study a European society in depth in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo or Warsaw – from transformation processes to transitional justice, from quests for identity to dynamics of social cohesion and coercion. Join an international group of Fellows in Atlanta and explore its complex history, find out about solidarity and coalitions across cleavages of race, class, gender, and region.