Undergraduate Opportunities

The Brown Semester Internship Program combines a 12-week internship experience and academic coursework for the spring semester. Students have the opportunity to gain direct experience in a dynamic field, immerse themselves in a new culture and community, and collaborate with fellow Brown students in small cohorts. 

In Spring 2024, Brown Semester Internship programs are offered in the following locations:

Deadline: The deadline for all program locations is October 1, 2023.

The CHRHS Research Seed Grant Program stimulates original humanitarian and human rights-focused research. Seed grants further a deeper understanding of human rights and humanitarian challenges or test innovative solutions to these challenges. Please find more information and application instructions here

The application deadline is October 2, 2023.

The CHRHS Training Seed Grant Program is designed to stimulate the development of human rights and humanitarian training initiatives. Awarded training grants help fund the planning and implementation of new workshops, seminars, simulation-based learning and conferences within existing institutions and as kick-starters for independent initiatives. Please find more information and application instructions here

The application deadline is October 2, 2023.

Subject to university guidelines regarding spending and travel, the Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia would like to offer winter research and travel awards of up to $3,000 to graduate and undergraduate students of Brown University. Students in any discipline whose research develops knowledge about South Asia may apply. Pending university guidelines funds may be used for  travel to visit archives or conduct fieldwork where possible, attend conferences virtually or in person, language training, unanticipated research expenses due to COVID-19, or other non-travel efforts to further one's research during these challenging times. It is highly recommended that students review current university travel policies as it may be necessary to submit your travel plans for university review in October or early November, even before the committee has reached a decision about awards. Please reach out to grace_cardogno@brown.edu with questions.
Award: Up to a $3,000 maximum, students may apply for smaller amounts. 
Eligibility: Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students and Doctoral Candidates (Brown University)
Deadline: Tuesday, October 3, 2022 at NOON
Application Requirements: Up to a one page project proposal including budget (a paragraph may be sufficient), unofficial transcript, and resume.