Serbia & Kosovo

Virtual Internship in Transitional Justice, Human Rights & Memory Activism

Explore justice, human rights, and memory in post-conflict societies and contribute to the work of an important organization with a meaningful, four-week internship.

At a Glance

Credits

5

Prerequisites

None

Courses taught in

English

Dates

Jun 15 ‎– Jul 17

Program Base

Online

Critical Global Issue of Study

Peace & Justice

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Identity & Human Resilience

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Overview

This internship seminar invites you to explore transitional justice, human rights and memory studies in post-conflict societies, and complete an internship with a local organization from Serbia and/or Kosovo. You will first attend a series of lectures introducing the sociopolitical and historical context of the Balkans in recent decades, including the break-up of Yugoslavia, the wars of the 1990s, post-war processes of transition as related to peacebuilding and social change. You will be introduced to the work of local civil society actors including those engaging in memory activism, human rights, and other forms of engaged citizenship. Following this introduction, you will be matched with a local organization and mentor to complete a four-week online internship which includes a weekly online reflection session.

Highlights

  • Work with leading civil society organizations from Serbia and Kosovo. 
  • Learn about southeast Europe, the western Balkans and Serbia and/or Kosovo 
  • Be involved in the work and activism of prominent local groups and their quest for social justice, human rights, and the right to memory. 

Prerequisites

None

Excursions

Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

Academics

Coursework

The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

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Key Topics

  • Ethics involved in doing an online internship in the context of Serbia or Kosovo 
  • Transitional justice, human rights, and memory processes in post conflict societies
  • Meaningful and practical internship experience 
    while networking with civil society organizations in the Balkans 

Internship & Seminar

Homestays

Career Paths

  • Fulbright Research Scholar in Serbia or Kosovo 

  • Fulbright Scholar Teaching English in Serbia or Kosovo 

  • Global Networks Program Manager

  • Senior Program Assistant

  • International NGO Team Member 

  • Reporter or Social Media Editor

Faculty & Staff

Serbia & Kosovo: Virtual Internship in Transitional Justice, Human Rights & Memory Activism

Orli Fridman, PhD
Academic Director
Stevan Tatalovic, MA

Discover the Possibilities

  • COST & SCHOLARSHIPS

    The tuition for this online internship program is $1,000. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.

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