Connecting Students with Human Rights Defenders

What is Oslo Scholars?

The Oslo Scholars Program connects speakers from the Oslo Freedom Forum with college and university students for a summer internship. 

The speaker serves as a mentor encouraging their Oslo Scholar to learn about, and become involved with, the global struggle for freedom and democracy. HRF matches students with speakers based on their needs, interests, and expertise while the university funds the students’ work.

Past Oslo Scholars have worked with nonviolence experts in Serbia, North Korean activists in South Korea, press freedom advocates in Angola and environmental activists in Gabon. Scholars have come from Tufts University, McGill University, and Wellesley College.

“This program will changeyour life. Not only through the ideas you engage but through the undeniably inspiring people you’ll meet.”

Margaret Lynn SapiaOSP Alumna

Oslo Scholars Impact






New internships each year