Students can apply for human rights internship

The Kenneth J. Cmiel Funded Human Rights Internship Program provides funding to selected University of Iowa students who have secured a summer internship with a local, national, or international nongovernmental organization, or governmental agency engaged in human rights-related advocacy, research, or education. Program funds cover travel and living expenses associated with the internship.

Current UI undergraduate, graduate, and professional students who will remain enrolled in a degree program at the UI the semester following their internship, are eligible to apply.

The program is named to honor the late director of the UI Center for Human Rights, Kenneth J. Cmiel. Cmiel was a faculty member in the UI Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and an internationally renowned scholar of the history of human rights. The program, established in 2005, was the fulfillment of a longstanding vision for Cmiel.

Applications for 2012 internships are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 9. For more information, including helpful tips and the application form, visit, call Liz Crooks at 319-335-3900 or send e-mail to