About the Program
Program fellows will act as campus leaders to organize events that stimulate a dialogue among university students about the cultural and socio-religious ideas connected with Islam and the adaptability of those ideas to Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- Invitation to expenses-paid training program
- Small stipend paid
- Network with thought leaders and activists
- Build leadership skills
- Discover new opportunities
- Connect with like-minded individuals
Fellows accepted into the program will be invited to attend an expenses-paid training session to prepare for the coming academic year. Each fellow will be expected to plan and execute a minimum of three events that facilitate thought and discussion on their respective campus with support from the AHA Foundation/Ideas Beyond Borders team. Specific event topics will include human rights abuses like female genital mutilation, and child and forced marriage, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech, and more. Each fellow will be expected to participate in a monthly video meeting with program leadership to discuss upcoming events, existing hurdles and progress made.
Ideal fellows will be members of a number of student organizations that they can utilize to invite speakers to the university under their umbrella and rally interest for events; student groups can range from social justice, women’s rights, and into groups that advance liberty.
Fellows will be required to evaluate the program on their campus by completing, together with the Critical Thinking Unit team, a SWOT analysis and reviewing surveys for event participants to determine changes in attitudes or lessons learned from events.
To prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year, Fellows will reconvene with program leadership to compare notes and prepare a new series of events.
Fellows will be paid a small stipend for their position.
Who Should Apply?
Individuals who will be students (undergraduate or graduate) on a university campus during the 2020-2021 academic year. Ideal fellows should demonstrate a real passion for human rights and freedom of speech. They should be willing to advocate for the rights of others by exploring cultural, social, religious, and policy issues in the spirit of open-minded enquiry.
Send a cover letter letting us know why you’re interested in the fellowship along with your resume to email@example.com. Please be sure to include your name, university, graduation class, course of study and with which campus organizations you are active.