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Human Rights Job Shadowing

Application Information           

Job shadowing is a valuable way to network and develop a clearer sense of your career goals.  Beloit College alumni who are professionals in the field of human rights host students over spring break to explore the skills, actions, experiences and resources important to doing work of great consequence.

Job Shadowing Red CrossJob shadowing Lola Davis  

Application Information

Deadline for Applications: November 2014 for spring 2015 for job shadowing.

Criteria for Applicants:

- Demonstrated interest and involvement in understanding and improving human rights, through coursework, activities and associations

- Desire to work in the field of human rights after graduation

- Priority will go to sophomores

To Apply:

  • Students will be nominated by faculty members.  Students can request a nomination.
  • Nominees will be invited to submit a completed application form;

Past Job Shadowing Trips

Twin Cities, MN, Spring 2014

Job Shadowing 2014 Capitol 

Weissberg Program Participants (of 14 total shadowers)

Dennis Kariuki'16

Job Shadow Host: Julian Loscalzo – Lobbying, St. Paul

Amanda Lawnicki'14

Job Shadow Host: Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul

Esme Limeta'16

Job Shadow Host: Harriet Tubman Center, Minneapolis

Sara Jones'16

Job Shadow Host: Phil Hansen – American Red Cross of Minnesota

Hailey Stevenson'16

Job Shadow Host:Harriet Tubman Center, Minneapolis

San Francisco, Spring 2013

Rhiannon Decker’15 (major: undeclared)  

Job Shadow Host:  Elena Ilena Nicklassen ’06, Development Officer for On Lok Lifeways.

Tatiana Rosario’15 (majors: political science, sociology, minor: Russian)

Job Shadow Host: Christine Troy’92, Immigration Attorney.

Geyuan Tian’15 (major: undeclared)

Job Shadow Host: Global Fund for Women (organized by Elena Nicklassen’06)  

Yasmin Rodriguez’15 (major: education and youth studies)  

Job Shadow Host: Andrew Wiegand ‘92, Senior Social Scientist, Social Policy Research Associates


Washington, DC, Spring 2012

See a video about the 2012 visit to DC.

Job Shadowing Group 2012 

Joseph Caldwell’14

Host: Adam Koons'76, Director of Relief and Humanitarian Assistance, International Relief and Development

Dingxi “Safari” Fang’14

Host: Colin O'Neil'08, Policy Analyst, Center for Food Safety

Alen Keric’14

Host: Natalie Chwalisz'07, Rethink Media

Amanda Lawnicki’14

Host: Michael Levy'76, Director of Digital Collections, Holocaust Museum 

Phong Tran’14

Host: Beth Rhyne, Weissberg Chair 09, Managing Director, Center for Financial Inclusion

Spring 2012 Hosts: