Applying for the Seevak Fellowship

The Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship recognizes that sustaining democracy and fighting injustice and intolerance rests on a foundation of historical knowledge, critical thinking, ethical choices and personal engagement. The Seevak Fellowship provides an opportunity for a select group of juniors and seniors who have completed the Facing History course at Boston Latin School to work for a summer at a human rights or social justice non-governmental, not-for-profit organization. The Seevak Fellowship summer is a period of experiential learning in which students engage their historical knowledge in context and contribute personally to the work of some of the world's most prominent human rights and social justice organizations. For additional information please visit the main Seevak fellowship page.

Eligibility

All juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for the Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship. Students must have successfully completed the Facing History course prior to the start of their Fellowship. This fellowship is only open to Boston Latin School students. Please note that the Seevak Fellowship is a full-time, eight-week program. A stipend is provided so that all students are eligible, including those who might otherwise need a paying job.

Application Instructions

A complete application consists of:

  • The completed application form with your two required essays
  • Your current resume/CV
  • Your resume/CV should include any specialized skills that you could bring to a human rights organization, including knowledge of a foreign language, experience abroad, research, journalistic, tech or publishing skills.

You may download the application form and essay questions here. Your application form with your essays and your CV must be submitted together in ONE SINGLE .PDF file to seevakfellowship@gmail.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Freeman in room 307 or via e-mail.

THE DEADLINE IS SUNDAY, JANUARY 24, 2016 BY 11:59PM