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Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship for Human Rights

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The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation Fellowship will be awarded to an undergraduate student who embodies the qualities associated with Havel: leadership, creative dissent, and a commitment to the global advancement of human rights. The recipient will have the opportunity to spend two weeks in Prague, where she or he will work with Czech organizations engaged in pressing human rights issues both domestically and worldwide, including the developing Syrian refuge crisis. Over the course of the two weeks, the fellowship recipient will also collaborate with local nonprofits to create a project that she or he will introduce to her/his home university in conjunction with the Vaclav Havel Library Foundation.

Award / Eligibility Details:

Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate students (first-years, sophomores, juniors, and seniors) at accredited undergraduate institutions in the United States. Applicants of minority and underrepresented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. A round trip air ticket to Prague, accommodation, and a stipend will be provided. The fellow will be hosted between June 1 and June 15. The itinerary in Prague will be prepared individually according to the fellow’s interests.

Deadline: Mid-March each year

Academic Level: Undergraduate

Type/Purpose: Internship / Professional Development, Public Service Program, Research

Field of Study: All, Arts & Humanities, Business, Education / Teaching, Public Affairs / Policy, Social Sciences, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Location: International

Citizenship eligibility: All, Foreign Citizen / International Student, Permanent Resident, US Citizen, US National

Special Circumstances: Underrepresented Group

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