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Children's Rights Brazil Summer Fellowships

Children's Rights Brazil Summer Fellowship Graziella Camata with colleagues at CEDECA.
Recognizing that supporting children is the path to a better future, the Handa Center is very pleased to offer fellowship positions supporting children's rights in Brazil.

Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Handa Center is very pleased to offer two summer 2018 fellowship positions focused on children’s rights in Brazil. These fellowships are directed toward highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students interested in this particular field and geography. This opportunity is intended to enable students to make a valuable contribution in partnership with a relevant organization with the guidance and supervision of Stanford faculty. 

Requirements

The Handa Center intends these fellowships to be flexible so that students may choose the summer experience that best fits their specific interests within this field. Students are asked to partner directly with a governmental, multilateral, or non-profit organization, or the corporate social responsibility wing of a for-profit business to work on promotion, monitoring, evaluation, or implementation of children’s rights projects in Brazil. Stipends of up to $6,000 are available to students who commit to working full-time (35 hours/week) for a minimum of nine weeks during the summer quarter.

Though students are encouraged to identify opportunities that meet their specific interests, potential partner organizations might include Childhood Brasil (São Paulo), ECPAT Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), or Human Rights Watch (São Paulo). Portuguese language skills are not specifically mandated by the fellowship, but may be required based on the partner organization’s needs. 

Application Process

To apply, students must submit all of the following:

  • Online application form, including a full proposal for the applicant’s learning objectives and information about the partner organization
  • Name and contact information for an academic or professional reference from any relevant discipline or sector who can attest to your qualifications to undertake the summer work you propose with the support of the fellowship
  • A letter of support from the primary organizational partner for the student’s placement
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A tentative budget (up to $6,000)

The 2019 application deadline has passed; please check back in January of 2020 for next year's round of applications.

More Information

For more information, students can contact Associate Director Penelope Van Tuyl at pvantuyl@stanford.edu or 650-723-5411.

If you need a disability-related accommodation and/or need to receive any internship information/application in alternate format, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at phone: (650) 725-0326 or email: disability.access@stanford.edu(link sends e-mail).