Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Below is a list of the Seevak Fellowship Summer 2008 placements.


ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organization for Reform Now. It is a grassroots organization that is run by low to moderate income community members who come together as a direct action… more

Community Change Inc.

This placement is with Community Change Inc.’s Civil Rights Internship program. CCI promotes racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for antiracist action a… more

Harvard Committee on Human Rights Studies

The Committee on Human Rights Studies promotes communication, coordination and collaboration among Harvard's many human rights initiatives. It develops proposals for human rights research, for… more


MassVOTE is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that watchdogs the integrity of elections, fights for policy changes to make democracy accessible to voters, and works to make sure that everyone… more

Oxfam America

Oxfam America, the U.S. affiliate of Oxfam International, is a world leader in the fight against global poverty, hunger, and social injustice. This placement spans more than one department at Oxfam.… more

Partners in Health

This placement is with Partners in Health’s Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment program. By adapting the accompagnateur model developed in Haiti, PACT serves some of the sickest and most m… more

Physicians For Human Rights

This placement is with PHR’s National Student Program. Physicians for Human Rights mobilizes health professionals to advance health, dignity, and justice and promotes the right to health for all. H… more

Public Policy Institute

This placement is with the Public Policy Institute’s ONE Massachusetts program. The Public Policy Institute empowers activists through advanced policy analysis and skill-building sessions focused on m… more

United for a Fair Economy

United for a Fair Economy is a national organization dedicated to building social movements against economic inequality. UFE raises awareness that concentrated wealth and power undermine the economy,… more