SIT Study Abroad: Serbia & Kosovo - Virtual Internship in Transitional Justice, Human Rights & Memory

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This internship seminar invites you to explore transitional justice, human rights and memory studies in post-conflict societies, and complete an internship with a local organization from Serbia and/or Kosovo. You will first attend a series of lect... read more

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This internship seminar invites you to explore transitional justice, human rights and memory studies in post-conflict societies, and complete an internship with a local organization from Serbia and/or Kosovo. You will first attend a series of lectures introducing the sociopolitical and historical context of the Balkans in recent decades, including the break-up of Yugoslavia, the wars of the 1990s, post-war processes of transition as related to peacebuilding and social change. You will be introduced to the work of local civil society actors including those engaging in memory activism, human rights, and other forms of engaged citizenship. Following this introduction, you will be matched with a local organization and mentor to complete a four-week online internship which includes a weekly online reflection session. HIGHLIGHTS Work with leading civil society organizations from Serbia and Kosovo. Learn about southeast Europe, the western Balkans and Serbia and/or Kosovo Be involved in the work and activism of prominent local groups and their quest for social justice, human rights, and the right to memory.

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Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

Deadlines:
April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 November 1 for spring programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school

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