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Subsidizes candidates for the masters degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies toward interning at service-action organizations worldwide.
Help our graduate students take action on behalf of
the marginalized and vulnerable in distressed regions of the world!
Do you think slavery ended with the Civil War? Actually some 20 million people are enslaved in our world today.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
The cause couldn’t be more urgent. We have consummated agreements with human rights organizations, mostly in the New York City metropolitan area, working to protect children and their families from politically motivated mass assault. Contribute to the Genocide Awareness Internship Fund and raise the standard of human rights work by sending deserving graduate students to these exceptional organizations:
Advocacy Project/Peace Fellows
Helps marginalized groups around the world by partnering with advocates who emerge directly from their own communities to produce and disseminate critical information.
American Friends Service Committee
AFSC is a Quaker organization that welcomes interns from all backgrounds to promote lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights, it nurtures the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.
International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee is a
leading, non-sectarian, non-profit organization providing emergency relief,
protection, rehabilitation assistance, resettlement services, and advocacy for
refugees and victims of oppression or violent conflict. Domestically, its 22
offices across the U.S. ensure new arrivals have food, shelter, and clothing,
and work with refugees to help them gain self-sufficiency.
The United Nations's War Criminals Documentation Center
The ICC Legal Tools Database, a project of the United Nations’s Centre for International Law, Research, and Policy, has made available virtually all of the unrestricted records of the United Nations War Crimes Commission. These documents shed light on the origins of international criminal law and prepares the ground for war crimes trials.
US Holocaust Memorial Museum's International Tracing Service
The ITS creates and organizes records of some 17 million people who were victims, survivors, or perpetrators of the Holocaust.
Our interns are graduate degree candidates possessing considerable global expertise in human rights theory and practice within the contexts of human deprivation and mortal danger. Interns will be enrolled in the Field Work and Internship Seminar, a course in Kean University’s Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program, and will utilize the program's own internship handbook for social entrepreneurship.
Help launch this exceptional internship program adjacent to the world’s premiere human rights organizations at the world’s center of human rights activity, the New York City metropolitan area. Contribute to the Genocide Awareness Internship Fund. WE APPRECIATE YOUR GENEROSITY
Kean University’s Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is training the next generation of human rights leaders. Your support is vital. Human rights organizations and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) do not compensate interns. But compensation is necessary for two reasons: First, interns who are supported financially recognize the higher expectations that come with support. Second, even a modest stipend will enable students, otherwise dependent on jobs for income, to take part in this special opportunity.
The time for human rights internships is now. The need is certainly great, but the commitment of men and women in their twenties are considerable and growing stronger. It is well documented that millennials are looking for a dynamic academic experience. Our masters degree program is responding with a commitment of our own to combine scholarship with activism. Your support gives these motivated graduate students that chance to devote their energies to urgent social causes. Second, an internship program for graduate students within the contexts of academic inquiry and professional supervision is the perfect platform for launching promising careers in the growing human rights sector. Your support will create careers in enterprising fields that are helping the world’s marginalized peoples in distressed regions gain a measure of self-sufficiency and human dignity.
Each $600 stipend will provide interns with local travel support, a per diem allowance, and a subsidy to relieve students from full-time work for the duration of their internship experience. Every $600 will therefore enable a graduate student enrolled in the Field Work and Internship Seminar to take part in a human rights enterprise that will strengthen the organization, help the most vulnerable in distressed regions of the world, and quite possibly launch exceptional careers. Our goal of $6000 will support 10 graduate students distributed across the New York City metropolitan area and beyond.
First, we have bridged the conventional divide between the academy and the community with human rights partners across the New York City metropolitan area and beyond. We initiated the connection in 2013 by inviting representatives of the organizations that are now partnering with us to talk about the U.S. record and practice of offering asylum to genocide victims and to explore social entrepreneurship in an age of atrocities.
Second, the enthusiasm of our graduate students for an internship experience has energized Kean University's Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program and elicited strong interest from prospective students.
Third, we have created a course to train leaders for successful human rights internships. We wrote the book about internships in the fields of genocide awareness and human rights, a companion for students enrolled in Field Work and Internship Seminar.
As we reach the incremental goal of $600 for each graduate student, we take one more step toward creating fulfilling careers, strengthening the human rights enterprise with highly educated students in Holocaust and genocide studies, and inspiring hope among the world's most vulnerable for a promising future. YOUR CONTRIBUTION OFFERS MULTIPLE RESULTS AND IS, MOREOVER, FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Ten candidates for the masters degree in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Kean University are committed to enrolling in the internship program this summer. Two of them are working with the program's director to create the conditions for a rewarding and productive internship experience.
Dennis Klein is Director of the Master of Arts in Holocaust and Genocide Studies program and Professor of History at Kean University. "Nothing is more rewarding than experiential learning."
Sue Gronewold is Professor of History and an Asian Studies expert who teaches the HGS course on genocide in Asia. Dr. Gronewold knows the Non-Government Organization (NGO) social justice world.
Melodie Toby is Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Kean University. Dr. Toby is an advocate on campus for global economic justice. The right stuff!
Tim is a degree candidate in the HGS program. He interned at the UN on the Case Matrix Network project and loved the experience. Tim is an adviser to the HGS Genocide Awareness Initiative project.
Ilyse is a degree candidate in the HGS program. She interned at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and is an adviser to the HGS Genocide Awareness Initiative project. She is inspired by the internship's career possibilities.