The Justus & Karin Rosenberg Foundation applauds the Bard Human Rights Project for selecting two fantastic recipients of the inaugural Rosenberg Internships:
Christina Miliou-Theocharaki, a 2015 Bard graduate, spent the summer as the “Combating Anti-Semitism and Extremism Intern” at Human Rights First (HRF), the premier organization working globally to protect human rights. Building on her undergraduate work focusing on the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn, Christina helped HRF by researching Golden Dawn (with particular focus on the upcoming trial of its members), translating relevant documents from Greek to English and updating HRF’s online material about the group. Her report on her internship is here.
Rose Falvey, a 2015 Bard graduate, is spending the fall of 2015 and early winter of 2016 interning with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), one of the premier US organizations combating racism, antisemitism, and bigotry of all types. Working at the organization’s headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama, Rose (who was a Human Rights major at Bard, with a focus in the Written Arts) is interning with the SPLC’s Intelligence Report (IR), perhaps the most important monthly publication for scholars, police officials, and others who need analysis and up-to-date information on the racist right. Rose is conducting research for the IR, writing articles, and helping expand the publication’s reach. Her first blog post is here.
The inaugural Rosenberg Internships at Bard College were announced by the Bard Human Rights Project on March 26, 2015:
ANNOUNCING THE 2015 ROSENBERG INTERNSHIP AWARDS
The Human Rights Project is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the inaugural 2015 Rosenberg Internship Awards to support students who will be interning with organizations doing frontline work on issues of hatred, antisemitism, extremism, and xenophobia here in the US and abroad.
Thanks to the generosity of the Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation, these awards will enable selected students to gain hands-on experience with nonprofit groups that will allow them to test out in practice what they’ve been learning during classes, while at the same time contributing their intelligence and curiosity to a number of leading organizations in the field.
The primary goal of this program is to allow students the independence to choose an internship that best coincides with their interests, so students interested in applying for a Rosenberg Internship Award should have a very strong idea of where they plan to intern, and should consult with the Human Rights Project before submitting their final application.
The application guidelines and forms are available here: http://hrp.bard.edu/apply-2/
Awards are based on the length, cost, merit, and number of applications received, and can be anywhere up to $3000 dollars. Generally, we encourage students to pursue summer internships that last at least ten weeks.
At the end of the internships, the students write about their work, what they learned, and possible policy recommendations. The essays will be archived by the Human Rights Project and the Rosenberg Foundation.
Any questions may be directed to Danielle Riou at firstname.lastname@example.org.