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We look for Fellows who will stay engaged in the Humanity in Action community — whether serving as mentors, facilitating local community meetings or contributing their many talents to the activities of the network.

Our Fellows commit to:

  • participating in the full programming of the intensive four-week educational program as well as in pre-Fellowship calls and readings;
  • delivering program assignments in a timely manner;
  • share responsibility for creating a supportive, collaborative community of Fellows;
  • completing their Action Project within 11 months of the on-site educational component of the program;
  • sharing evaluations with Humanity in Action throughout and after the Fellowship to advance the program for future cohorts.

Successful candidates:

  • are current college and university students or recent graduates from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Poland, The Netherlands, the United States and Ukraine;
  • seek an educational experience that combines academic research and accounts of lived experience; that underscores how historical and cultural dynamics shape a society in the local context of the Fellowship program; that imparts an awareness of how different cultures and norms of belonging impact perceptions of truth; and that deepens and challenges the ability to navigate tensions within diverse societies;
  • care deeply about social justice, human rights, and the values of pluralism and liberal democracy and are committed to a continued civic engagement to mediate contemporary socio-political tensions and realities;

Our Fellows thrive in collaborative learning and peer-to-peer educational approaches, by being both reflective and self-reflective, critical and self-critical.

  • demonstrate openness, humility, and a readiness to challenge one’s own preconceptions;
  • engage in difficult yet constructive and meaningful dialogue; appreciate the complex interweavings of many identities and perspectives;
  • reach beyond their comfort zone and be comfortable with feeling uncomfortable;
  • allow space for misunderstanding and mistakes in the process of learning; and be willing to acknowledge others’ learning and healing processes;
  • aspire to strengthen the Humanity in Action Network through educational, professional, and grant opportunities that foster human rights, lifelong learning and cross-cultural exchange.