Conference Opportunities for Students


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The Hinckley Institute is a member of a consortium of 35 schools around the country working to promote voting and civic engagement on their college campuses. Each winter, The Harvard Institute of Politics hosts this biannual conference bringing representatives from these campuses tto discuss issues relating to civic engagement and eliminating barriers to democracy. Throughout the conference, students participate in town halls, panel discussions, and workshops. They have the opportunity to hear from distinguished Harvard faculty and staff, as well as national civic engagement leaders.

Host: Harvard Institute of Politics

Schedule: TBD (hosted fall & spring semesters)

Hinckley Contact: Gina Shipley - Managing Director, National Internships


The Oxford Consortium is a week of intensive workshops, presentations, and discussions on a wide variety of topics related to Human Rights. The Consortium gives students passionate about human rights an opportunity to engage with fellow peers, colleagues, scholars, and professionals to learn and envision ways that they might contribute to the global task of combating human rights violations. Students come from a diverse range of departments, programs, and colleges and are sponsored by various units at the U, including the College of Law, College of Nursing, the Hinckley Institute, Honors College, and the Office for Global Engagement.

Host: Oxford University

Schedule: Spring semester (TBD)

Hinckley Contact: Jean Oh - Managing Director, Global Internships