Graduates of our program pursue varied career paths. Many of our alumni engage in research, advocacy and programmatic work in both large international organizations as well as smaller NGOs in the US and abroad. Others pursue opportunities with inter-governmental organizations like the UN or government ministries or departments. Some students use this degree as a stepping stone to graduate study and enroll in MA, PhD or JD programs after completing the undergraduate major or concentration in human rights.

Click here to see selected news on the work of our undergraduate alumni.

Students and alumni are encouraged to connect with ISHR via LinkedIn. Graduating students are also invited to join the Undergraduate Alumni LinkedIn group to stay connected with other alumni and the program.

Alumni interested in speaking with current students as part of our Alumni Speaker Series are encouraged to email the program at

To receive alumni news, job listings, and major ISHR announcements, sign up for the alumni email list. If you would also like to receive information about upcoming human rights events, please subscribe to our events calendar email list or visit our events calendar.

Alumni Resources

The Columbia Alumni Association provides a range of alumni resources and maintains a university-wide alumni directory.

Alumni can access information about professional development resources, job postings, events, and other relevant opportunities through the Center for Career Education alumni page.