Human Rights in the Americas
Classes: May 26 - June 21, 2013 (4 units)
Internships: June 24 ~ August 3, 2013 (3 -4 units)
Home of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, San Jose offers an ideal location for courses in human rights. We offer Spanish language instruction and a cultural immersion program at no additional charge.
Requirements for internships:
(1) Submission of online application for class and internship in Costa Rica
(2) Completion of all internship required documents
(3) Payment of deposit
(4) Adequate Spanish language skills for internships – please indicate your level of proficiency on your application. A quick evaluation will be arranged.
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Mix & Match
Students with adequate Spanish language skills may undertake an internship placement in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Peru, Dominican Republic, or Nicaragua.
Exciting internships in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Nicaragua available at:
• the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
• the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
• International organizations & non-profits working in international human rights or international refugee law
• Private law firms
Most internships require some Spanish language capability. A few organizations demand Spanish language fluency.
Note: If you are applying for the internship at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, your application and deposit must be received by January 15, 2013.
Enrollment Limit: 30 Students
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ENROLLED STUDENTS:
Summer 2011 Student Evaluation: Overall Experience 4.9
(Scale of 1-5, 1=poor, 5=excellent)
"Best summer I have ever had." Katherine K., SCU (2012)
"Overall, this was an incredible experience facilitated by administration and faculty and invaluable to both students going into domestic and international fields." Anonymous, SCU (2011)
"In my estimation, there is no better place on earth than Costa Rica. Learning from brilliant people about Human Rights law makes it that much better." Anonymous, Chan College of Law, N.KY. Univ (2011)