Call for US Applications for 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship is Open!

October 03, 2017

October 3, 2017 – Humanity in Action is pleased to announce that applications for the 2018 Humanity in Action summer Fellowship programs are now open! 

  • Humanity in Action Fellowship in Europe (Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw): June 8 - July 8, 2018
  • Humanity in Action Fellowship in the United States (Atlanta and Detroit): July 10 - August 5, 2018

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We invite applications from students and recent graduates of U.S. colleges and universities who are passionate about active citizenship, diversity and human rights. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as graduates from the undergraduate classes of 2016 and 2017 are eligible to apply. Applications for students and recent graduates from European universities will open in late fall. 

The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs are fully-funded, with the exception of a small number of meals and the cost of airfare – which Fellows are responsible for financing. However, Humanity in Action provides full and partial stipends for all of those with documented need. 

The deadline to apply to these programs is January 8, 2018 at 11:59pm PST. Please share this email and help us spread the word!

European Programs

The European Humanity in Action Fellowship programs take place in Amsterdam, Berlin, Copenhagen, Sarajevo and Warsaw. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of injustice and resistance — including the foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination — as they affect liberal democracy and pluralism today.

To learn more about the European programs, click here. To view last year's fellowship agendas, click here.

American Programs

The John Lewis Fellowship takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Named in honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis – an icon of the Civil Rights Movement – the program explores the history of the Civil Rights Movement, diversity and minority rights, with a particular emphasis on restorative justice in Atlanta. This four-week inquiry and resulting blueprint for restorative justice involves a multidisciplinary approach. Fellows explore keys issues and subjects including education, health, the law, urban planning, policing, local and state government, and the arts. 

To learn more about the American programs, click here. To view last year's fellowship agenda, click here.

The Detroit Fellowship explores the biography of Detroit — a city deeply emblematic of the tensions of massive economic and cultural change in 20th and 21st century America. The program places Detroit's history and contemporary issues within the larger national context of the transformation of urban and regional economies at a time of profound inequality in the United States. The Detroit Fellowship places special emphasis on equitable development, social entrepreneurship, public health and education. 

 To learn more about the Detroit programs, click here. To view last year's fellowship agendas, click here.

Humanity in Action's Mission and Network

Humanity in Action Fellowship programs seek to educate, connect and inspire future leaders to be responsible citizens in the broadest range of fields – government and diplomacy, journalism, entrepreneurship and business, grassroots activism, science, academia and culture and the arts.

Upon successful completion of these programs, Fellows will join the global network of over 1,700 Humanity in Action Senior Fellows. As Senior Fellows, they are eligible for advanced professional and educational opportunities, including fellowships in the U.S. Congress, the European Parliament and organizations like the ACLU and the NAACP.

Please share this Call for Applications widely with your friends, colleagues and contacts. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email our admissions team.

 

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