After the Fellowship: Obligations and Opportunities

Humanity in Action Fellows at the 2014 International Conference in Sønderborg, Denmark.

The John Lewis Fellowship lasts one month, but its impact on the lives of Fellows and their communities lasts for many years to come. Below, you will find details on three of the key components of Humanity in Action after the Fellowship: Action Projects, professional fellowship opportunities and the Senior Fellow Network.

Action Projects

As a requirement of participation, Fellows are obligated to conduct a hands-on outreach initiative—an “Action Project”—in their home communities. The initiative should reflect the Humanity in Action Fellowship experience. Action Projects are executed after the month-long programs in Europe. For their Action Projects, past Fellows have created films, hosted conferences on campus and started organizations. Humanity in Action staff offer supportive guidance to Fellows as they work to complete their Action Projects. For video profiles of Action Projects, click here.

Ongoing Professional Opportunities

Every year, Humanity in Action places more than 50 Senior Fellows in professional fellowship programs and internships that provide practical experience working on human and minority rights issues. These programs include the Lantos-Humanity in Action Congressional Fellowship in the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC and the Pat Cox-Humanity in Action Fellowship in the European Parliament in Brussels. Over 300 Senior Fellows have completed Humanity in Action-sponsored fellowships since 1999. Humanity in Action also offers annual conferences, study trips and other educational opportunities for Senior Fellows. 

Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Network

Fellows are invited to participate in the Humanity in Action Senior Fellow Network. Fellows have access to HIA Connect, an online platform where Humanity in Action's network of more than 1,400 Fellows and Senior Fellows connect, share information and remain active in the issues addressed during the Fellowship.