Miller Human Rights Award

The Miller Human Rights Award will support undergraduate human rights students who seek to deepen their experience in human rights abroad. Applicants with placements globally are eligible to apply, with a preference given to students pursuing opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Miller Award will support two undergraduate students per application cycle.

Selected students will engage in an opportunity abroad that will enhance their human rights education or professional experience. This could entail an internship, volunteer work, or study abroad. Students currently enrolled in Columbia College or the School of General Studies are eligible to apply. Award recipients will receive a stipend in the amount of $5,000. The stipend is intended to defray the costs associated with pursuing an experience abroad. Semester and summer opportunities are eligible for funding. Fellowship recipients are expected to write a brief report or blog post for ISHR’s RightsViews blog about their experience.

Steve Miller is the Chief Financial Officer of Warby Parker and serves on the Board of Ubuntu Pathways. Steve graduated from Columbia College in 1995 with a degree in Political Science. While at Columbia, Steve spent time in Johannesburg, South Africa and helped raise over $500K in support of local communities. Steve’s volunteer experience had a lasting impact on his commitment to social justice initiatives and he remains actively engaged with civil society in the country.

To apply, please submit this application, a copy of your CV/Resume, and all supporting documentation as one Word document attachment to uhrp@columbia.edu. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with preference given to submissions received by Monday, May 2nd for placements during summer or fall 2022.

Note: Disbursement of this award is contingent on compliance with Columbia University’s international travel policies and procedures.

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