Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS)

Educational Opportunities

CFMS provides a variety of learning and training opportunities for students, academics, policy makers, practitioners and refugees.


The CFMS Clinic is a year long commitment for undergraduate students at Northwestern. Clinic participants devote between 5-12 hours per week over the course of the year and have the opportunity to engage in supporting research and participating in education opportunities on forced migration.

Geneva Internship

Our Geneva Internship Program teaches Northwestern students about international advocacy as assistants to the official Rapporteur at the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) Annual Consultations with NGOs in Geneva, Switzerland. More on the Geneva Internship Program.


Although Northwestern does not currently have a specific program for refugee and forced migration studies, we can suggested course of study. View Northwestern University course offerings.

Working Group

The CFMS Working Group invites you to learn more about the individual interests and research of Northwestern Faculty, Graduate students, and affiliates on diverse topics within Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. The Working Group meets monthly in the Program of African Studies Conference Room.

Advisory Group

  • CFMS is pleased to advise Fight for Freedom (F3), Northwesternrn University's only human traffickingg awareness and activism group. F3 aims to engage the Northwestern community in  human trafficking related issues through various programming events, including film screenings, roundtable discussions and speaker events with key stakeholders and partners including international anti-trafficking NGOs, government agencies, and media outlets.
  • Learn more about the CFMS Refugee Support and Advocacy Mobilization.