School for International Training (SIT) is an equal opportunity employer.
Reports to: Program Director
Location: Travels with program—Atlanta/Tennessee – Nepal – Jordan -Chile Type: Full-time 6-month contract
The International Honors Program (IHP), a program of the School for International Training (SIT), offers international semester-long study abroadprograms emphasizing comparative study of key global issues. IHP’s learning model is grounded in critical pedagogy, experiential learning, and culturalimmersion.
We are currently seeking a Trustees Fellow to join an interdisciplinary team of faculty, and host country coordinators for IHP’s Human Rights programfor the Spring 2019 semester. This four- month semester program will take approximately 30 students from leading U.S. colleges and universities fromAtlanta/Tennessee, to Nepal, Jordan, and Chile from mid-January to mid-May 2019.
IHP Human Rights investigates the historical and social construct of human rights both conceptually and as a field of practice. The program takes adeliberately broad perspective examining the full spectrum of rights discourse, while placing emphasis on analysis of the root causes that incite humanrights struggles in different locales. The program builds off a multi- disciplinary framework of inquiry that ranges from political economy, history, andgeography, to post-colonial and feminist scholarship. Key questions the program poses include: How did human rights develop historically as an idea andfield of practice? What are the historical dynamics of power that shape local forms of social hierarchy, oppression, and dehumanization at the root ofhuman rights struggles? What are the opportunities and shortcomings of rights discourse and human rights legal practice? How are grassroots movements,civil society organizations, and activists using the concept of human rights as a platform for change and transformation?
More information on the IHP Human Rights program be found at: https://studyabroad.sit.edu/programs/semester/spring-2019/hrc/
The Fellow role is designed to support the individual and collective well-being of the student group throughout the course of the semester. Towards that end,the Fellow acts variously as a group facilitator, communicator, mentor, educator, trip-leader, and risk manager. Fellows collaborate with faculty andcoordinators throughout the program to guide students in accessing resources and establishing the support systems they need to adjust to living, learning,and traveling abroad. This entails caring for students when they encounter difficulty, and
also challenging students to move through discomfort, try new things, and ask better questions that deepen the learning experience of the program as awhole. Fellows are an indispensable part of each IHP program, as they exist to help students take care of themselves and each other. Core responsibilities entail:
For a more detailed description of the Trustees Fellow position and responsibilities on all IHP programs, and frequently asked questions (FAQ’s), visit:https://studyabroad.sit.edu/alumni/ihp- trustees-fellows-employment/
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