The Oslo Scholars program offers university students the opportunity to spend a summer interning with some of the world’s leading human rights defenders and activists.
Candidates are paired with current or past Oslo Freedom Forum speakers — based on their regional knowledge, language abilities, and thematic interests — and travel to work with them in the field or in another research capacity for a summer internship.
Past Oslo Scholars have spent their summers:
– Building schools and educating women in Pakistan
– Learning about mental health in Kashmir
– Conducting research at the University of Toronto on the impact of hate on the mind
– Planning social media campaigns to foster open dialogue about the Eritrean-Ethiopian peace deal
Scholars have come from Harvard University, Tufts University, McGill University, and Wellesley College.
“This program will change your life. Not only through the ideas you engage, but through the undeniably inspiring people you’ll meet.”Margaret Lynn SapiaWellesley College
“My time with the Albert Einstein Institution (AEI) has been one of intellectual and professional growth, inspiring me to delve into academic texts on change movements and conduct my own research.”Alessandra MorenoTufts University
“I’m loving my internship with IranWire. Three articles I wrote have been published so far, and I’m working on a fourth. I am so thankful to the Oslo Scholars Program for matching me with this incredible opportunity.”Michaela AbramsWellesley College
Oslo Scholars offers extraordinary students the chance to learn more about human rights, conduct research, and network with HRF’s community.