The Human Rights Program is seeking six talented and creative undergraduate students with a passion for human rights advocacy and scholarship to join the 2013-14 Human Rights Program Student Advisory Board (SAB). SAB members will develop student-led initiatives on current human rights issues, work as partners with the program's director and staff in providing support for existing HRP projects, and serve as HRP ambassadors among U of M students. This is an excellent opportunity for students to hone tangible skills for effective advocacy in the field of human rights, engage network with human rights faculty and staff within the Program and the broader University, and contribute to the HRP through action, advocacy, and leadership.
SAB members will...
• Develop student-led initiatives on current human rights issues.
• Work as partners with the program's director and staff in providing support for existing HRP projects.
• Serve as HRP ambassadors among U of M students.
Who is eligible?
• Must be a full-time undergraduate during the academic year for which you are applying.
• Students from ALL undergraduate majors are encouraged to apply.
• Everyone, from first-semester freshmen to seniors, is welcome to apply.
What are the desired qualifications?
• Commitment to the HRP mission to provide the University with opportunities related to human rights in the classroom, through research, and through direct actions, such as projects, internships, and fellowships.
• Prior organizing, advocacy, activism, and leadership skills.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Able to make time for weekly meetings and occasional events
Why get involved?
• Hone tangible skills for effective advocacy in the field of human rights.
• Engage and network with human rights faculty and staff within the Program and the broader University, as well as with fellow students with a keen interest in human rights.
• Contribute to the HRP through action, advocacy, and leadership.
• Space and support to think and act creatively in human rights activities at the University.
How do I apply?
• Submit a CV/resume AND a brief cover letter detailing why you would like to be a part of the SAB and the leadership qualities, skills and ideas you would bring to the board.
• Applications due on Friday, April 12, 2013 to Claire Leslie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via hard copy to 214 Social Sciences.
• Contact Claire Leslie at email@example.com or 612.624.8543