Rosenfield Program

Call for Applicants

2024–25 Rosenfield Program Committee Student Members

Applications are due aat noon, April 1.

All current first, second, and third year students who have an interest in public affairs, international relations, and human rights are urged to apply. The committee consists of students, faculty/staff, and a community member.

The Rosenfield Program sponsors speakers, campus programs, and study tours, and it funds summer internships. Membership requires a substantial time commitment in planning programs and hosting visitors.

If you have questions about being a student member on the Rosenfield Program Committee, please contact one of the following members.

2023–24 Committee

  • Director: Barbara Trish
  • QR code for application
  • Program Coordinator: Kylie Rawlins
  • Faculty: Eiren Shea, Andreas Jozwiak, Charles Cunningham
  • Staff: Amelia Lobo, Karen Edwards
  • Students: Maddy Gummer ’24, Paata Kaloiani ’25, Valery Lopez ’24, Sira Nassoko ’24, Zachary Spindler-Krage ’25

Applications are due at noon, Monday, April 1.

Application Form


The Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights prepares students for a lifetime of civic engagement and connects the Grinnell community to the broader social and political issues that define the world beyond Grinnell. The program enriches the College curriculum by bringing distinguished scholars, public servants, and commentators to campus. Other initiatives include funding student internships and sponsoring study tours. Rosenfield Program activities contribute to Grinnell’s tradition of social responsibility and help to build a lively academic community that links Grinnell students to the world.

A Note from the Director

Barbara Trish
Barbara Trish, director

Greetings from the Rosenfield Program as spring semester begins. Don’t miss the College’s MLK Day event — to be held on Jan. 26, 2024, at 6 p.m. in [Rosenfield Center] JRC [Room} 101 — featuring Justice Alan Page. Programming this semester will also include a panel event organized by Valery Lopez, a student member of the Rosenfield Program Committee; “Marshalltown’s Immigrant Narratives” will be at 4 p.m. on Feb. 15. And a week later, the Feb. 22 convocation speaker will be Luis Fabiano de Assis (Center for Human Rights and International Justice at Stanford University), who will speak about the use of data, including artificial intelligence, to address human trafficking. Other events and programming in the works, including prep for participants in the “Politics of Artificial Intelligence” Spring Break study tour, co-sponsored with CLS. Best wishes for a productive semester.

Barbara Trish, Director

Rosenfield Program Brochure (PDF)


The Rosenfield Program funds students whose internships fall under the program’s mission areas of public affairs, international relations, and human rights. Take a look at the students who received our support in past summers. And you won’t want to miss the 2023 internship presentations on Sept. 5.

Contact Information


Jesse Macy House
1205 Park St
Grinnell, IA 50112
United States

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