Center for Civil and Human Rights accepting applications for summer fellowship

Author: Notre Dame Law School

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The Center for Civil and Human Rights (CCHR) sponsors the CCHR Summer Fellowship, a $5,000 stipend for legal work in a public interest organization that promotes civil or human rights, and/or the enforcement of federal rights on behalf of underrepresented minorities.


The CCHR Summer Fellowship will be awarded to one Notre Dame 1L or 2L student who acquires a summer internship consistent with this description. Both domestic and international internships are eligible for consideration.

Fellowship applicants are required to submit:

  • Current resume
  • Academic transcript
  • Cover letter describing the proposed internship and how it relates to the CCHR’s mission.

The successful awardee will need to secure a written internship offer from the placement organization. The CCHR Summer Fellow will be required to organize a public presentation on the topic of her or his work during the next academic year.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Summer Fellowship

Please send your resume and cover letter to Katelynn McBride Barbosa at by Monday, March 19, 2018, if you wish to apply. Decisions will be made by Monday, March 26.

Previous CCHR Summer Fellows

Arianna Cook-Thajudeen, 2017 Summer Fellow, National Housing Law Project. Watch Arianna’s presentation here.

Founded by Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C., the CCHR recognizes that every human being, created in the image of God, has a dignity entitled to respect and protection. In all of its efforts, the Center stands in solidarity with the oppressed, the afflicted, and the vulnerable and seeks to secure their civil and human rights and the conditions for their flourishing.