Students - Oak Institute


Interested in Human Rights and Social Justice?

Learn how to take action, how to make a difference, and how to get involved.

Areas of Interest

The Oak Institute for Human Rights offers summer internship funding to allow students to pursue internships at institutions that work on issues of human rights, broadly defined.

To receive funding, applicants must satisfy all criteria outlined both on the website and Google Form. The application must receive approval by Valérie Dionne, director, as well as both co-chairs of the OCS.

The Oak Student Committee (OSC) allows Colby undergraduates to become integrally involved in the Institute and its programming. 

Each fall, the current Oak fellow teaches a one credit, non-graded seminar class on human rights. In the seminar, the Oak fellow teaches not only basic human rights concepts but also shares personal background…

Meet the OCS