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Fair Labor Association Fellowship


The Fair Labor Association (FLA) seeks to provide current graduate or advanced undergraduate students of the University of Michigan with internship opportunities to learn about labor and human rights issues and challenges in agricultural and apparel supply chains. The Fair Labor Association Fellowship is supported jointly by U-M President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights (PACLSHR) and the Donia Human Rights Center (DHRC) at the University of Michigan. 

The FLA brings together business, civil society and universities to learn, share, and collaborate in responsible supply chain practices. The challenges in agricultural supply chains are complex and multi-faceted, and increasingly, investors, consumers, workers, governments, and civil society organizations are demanding that companies not only understand their supply chain, but are accountable to the workers. Universities have historically played a key role in moving the apparel supply chains toward responsible practices at FLA.

Eligibility: U-M graduate student; U-M advanced undergraduate student (at least two years of completed college education);

Students graduating in Spring 2024 are not eligible 

About the Internship

Two fellowships are being offered for Summer 2024.

  1. Topic: Fair Compensation in Manufacturing Sector
    Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2024 (midnight); virtual
  2. Topic: Labor Standards and Human Rights in the Agriculture Sector
    Deadline to Apply: February 15, 2024 (midnight)

Application Process: Applicants are to submit materials by email to Enter “PACLSHR+DCHR FLA Internship: Fair Compensation Mfg Program” as the subject line and do not include any additional text in the email. 

Include as attachments in PDF format: 

  1. A current CV/resume
  2. A 150-300-word statement explaining your interest in this internship 
  3. Current transcripts. Wolverine Access (un)official copies are acceptable for this purpose 

Applications will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the PACLSHR, DHRC, and the FLA. Applicants are encouraged to email questions to


Donia Human Rights Center (DHRC)

The Donia Human Rights Center is a forum for intellectual exchange on issues around human rights among scholars, practitioners, students, and the broader public. Toward that end, we invite leading practitioners and scholars to share their insights and expertise on human rights gained through their experiences and research. We also offer internship and study-abroad opportunities to students that would enhance their understanding of contemporary human rights issues and equip them with the tools to tackle challenging human rights problems around the world.  

President's Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights (PACLSHR)

The President’s Advisory Committee on Labor Standards and Human Rights is appointed by the President to provide advice concerning University policies and procedures to address labor issues in the production of U of M goods (items sold with the University of Michigan’s name, logos, or other symbols). The Committee includes students, faculty, and staff and reports its recommendations to the President.