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Children's Rights Brazil Summer Fellowships

Children's Rights Brazil Summer Fellowship Graziella Camata with colleagues at CEDECA.
Recognizing that supporting children is the path to a better future, the Handa Center is very pleased to offer fellowship positions supporting children's rights in Brazil.

Through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Center is very pleased to offer a fellowship position focused on children’s rights in Brazil. This fellowships is directed toward highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students interested in this particular field and geography. This opportunity is intended to enable students to make a valuable contribution in partnership with a relevant organization with the guidance and supervision of Stanford faculty. 


The Center intends this fellowship to be flexible so that students may choose the summer experience that best fits their specific interests within this field. Students are asked to partner directly with a governmental, multilateral, or non-profit organization, or the corporate social responsibility wing of a for-profit business to work on promotion, monitoring, evaluation, or implementation of children’s rights projects in Brazil. Stipends of up to $6,000 are available to students who commit to working full-time (35 hours/week) for a minimum of nine weeks during the summer quarter.

Though students are encouraged to identify opportunities that meet their specific interests, potential partner organizations might include Childhood Brasil (São Paulo), ECPAT Brasil (Rio de Janeiro), or Human Rights Watch (São Paulo). Portuguese language skills are not specifically mandated by the fellowship, but may be required based on the partner organization’s needs. 

Application Process

To apply, students must submit all of the following:

  • Online application form, including a full proposal for the applicant’s learning objectives and information about the partner organization
  • Name and contact information for an academic or professional reference from any relevant discipline or sector who can attest to your qualifications to undertake the summer work you propose with the support of the fellowship
  • A letter of support from the primary organizational partner for the student’s placement
  • An unofficial transcript
  • A tentative budget (up to $6,000)

The 2020 application is now live. Applications are due Feb. 14, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Apply here

More Information

For more information, students can contact Student Services Specialist Denise Fernández.

If you need a disability-related accommodation and/or need to receive any internship information/application in alternate format, please contact the Diversity & Access Office at phone: (650) 725-0326 or email: sends e-mail).