Post-Graduate Fellowships Launch Human Rights Careers

The creation of the Promise Institute for Human Rights in April 2017 allows the school to support graduating students who have a passion for human rights work with year-long fellowships, launching their careers and providing them opportunities to make a strong impact in the field for years to come.

In 2017, Shirin Tavakoli '17 and Shane Le Master '17 were awarded the inaugural Promise Institute Post-Graduate Fellowships. Tavakoli's fellowship took her to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Washington, D.C., and Le Master went to the Residual Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) in the Hague, the Netherlands.

In 2018, Laura Bloom '18 received a fellowship to work at Reprieve in London, and Aaron Acosta '18 was awarded a fellowship to work at Dejusticia in Bogota, Colombia.