A new program in the International Relations Council, the Oslo Scholars Program is an incredible way to spend all or part of your summer working with a political, climate, education, or grassroots activist. If selected as a scholar, you will be recognized by the Human Rights Foundation and invited to the Oslo Freedom Forum in Norway. Though funding is not included in the initial application, being recognized as an Oslo Scholar will make it easy to apply to Harvard summer grants, which scholars will be walked through to ensure the best likelihood of success.
The application process requires a written application and then a follow-up interview. To apply for the Oslo Scholars program, please send the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 5, 2019: your 1-page resume, the contact information for 2 references (at least one professor or research-related position), and a 500-word response explaining why you want to do this internship, potential topic areas or activists you would be interested in working with, and how you are qualified. For specific information about activists or the program, feel free to email me. Some past fellows have worked with Srdja Popovic at the Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action Strategies; Jamila Raqib at the Albert Einstein Institution; a Venezuelan anti-regime satirist; and Alaa Murabit at the NGO Voice of Libyan Women.
Applications for 2019 Oslo Scholars have closed.