Student Opportunities

Tap into opportunities at the Carr Center. 

The Carr Center provides HKS students with funding opportunities, support for student-led events and initiatives, research and applied learning experiences, skills workshops, and other enriching opportunities. Learn more about available resources and get involved. 

PAE/ SYPA Grants

The PAE and SYPA grants encourage second-year Master of Public Policy (MPP) candidates and Master of Public Administration/ International Development (MPAID) candidates to engage with not-for-profit clients for their capstone projects. The grant program helps financially support students’ Policy Analysis Exercise (PAE) or Second Year Policy Analysis (SYPA) projects that have a clear relevance to human rights policy. Only projects for not-for-profit clients are eligible for grant funding.

Internship Fund

The Carr Center's Human Rights Internship Fund provides financial assistance to first-year HKS graduate students pursuing research and first-hand experiences related to human rights policy and practice. 

Topol Research Fellowship

The Topol Fellowship helps students develop a more robust, evidence-based, comprehensive understanding of nonviolent resistance movements. As part of the fellowship, HKS students will have the opportunity to support data collection at the Nonviolent Action Lab, attend a monthly discussion group on nonviolent action, attend a global nonviolent action summit, and will receive an honorarium for their participation.

Charlie Clements Fellowship

The Charlie Clements International Human Rights Practitioner Fellowship is awarded each year to an applicant with a demonstrated interest in, and commitment to, issues related to human rights at the international level.  The recipient should demonstrate a strong interest in and commitment to engagement with the work of the Carr Center and its affiliated faculty. The recipient is expected to participate in Carr Center co-curricular activities.  Both domestic and international applicants are welcome to apply.  

United Nations Student Delegation 

Students with an interest and commitment to human rights can join the Carr Center’s delegation to the United Nations in New York for the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. Students will have the opportunity to meet with key leaders involved in human rights policy and practice.