Announcing the 2016-17 Carr Center Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program

November 7, 2016
Announcing the 2016-17 Carr Center Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program

In 2016-17, the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is pleased to launch its Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program, which seeks to build a strong, sustainable community of current Harvard Kennedy School students—and future alumni—who demonstrate a clear and passionate commitment to the study, practice, and advocacy of human rights.

falseThis new program, directed by Carr Center faculty member Dr. Timothy Patrick McCarthy, is designed to enhance the curricular experiences of HKS students by equipping them with the necessary skills-building, critical reflection, career development, and research and publication opportunities to become outstanding practitioners in the field of human rights policy and advocacy.

Program Eligibility:

All degree-seeking Harvard Kennedy School students with a demonstrated passion for human rights policy and advocacy are eligible to apply for the Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program. Applicants from the MC/MPA Program must be able to demonstrate some professional experience in the field as well. Priority will be given to second-year students who have already received summer internship funding through the Carr Center. The inaugural 2016-17 cohort will consist of 10-12 students.

Program Timeline: Deadline for applications is Friday, November 11th at 4pm, and accepted applicants will be notified by Friday November 18th. This year’s cohort will begin meeting in December 2016 and will continue through early May 2017.

To apply for this year’s Emerging Human Rights Leaders Program, click here.