At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Dr. Aizik Wolf Human Rights Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship

The Human Rights Program is pleased to announce the 2012 competition for the Dr. Aizik Wolf Post-Baccalaureate Fellowship in Human Rights.  Born in Bogota, Colombia, Dr. Aizik Wolf, AB ’77, practices neurosurgery in Miami and regularly donates medical services and equipment to projects in Latin America.  He created this post-baccalaureate fellowship to help University of Chicago College students launch their careers in human rights and related fields of social justice activism.

The fellowship award will fund one year of work, after graduation, at a non-governmental organization, government agency, or international body dedicated to human rights.   The award consists of a $24,000 stipend for 12 months of full-time work, with some additional support for travel and/or relocation expenses. The student must submit a letter of support from the intended organization as part of the application.  Priority will be given to students who have previously completed a University of Chicago Human Rights Program Internship and who propose returning to their previous organization or area of work.  However, other College seniors with comparable experience are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must have completed at least two Human Rights courses at the University of Chicago prior to their application. Only currently enrolled students in the College of the University of Chicago are eligible to apply.   

Applications are due Monday, January 9, 2012, by 5:00 pm. Submissions should be emailed to Program Manager Sarah Patton Moberg at
  • Dr. Aizik Wolf Fellowship application form
  • Resume;
  • 3 letters of recommendation from faculty or previous supervisors or employers; and,
  • a letter of support from the proposed host organization. (Letters of support can be submitted in hard copy sent directly to HRP office or by email to
Applicants who pass an initial screening will have interviews scheduled before 5th week of Winter Quarter.

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