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Human Trafficking Center

Get Involved


The core of HTC is comprised of graduate students at the University of Denver. At this time, we do not have volunteer or employment opportunities for those who are not students at DU. We urge you to look at our partners’ websites to find ways to give your time to anti-trafficking efforts in Denver.

How to Become a Research Associate

HTC associates are usually graduate students in the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (though we have had students from other University of Denver programs as well).

If you are an incoming student at DU and you are interested in working with the HTC, please send a cover letter and resume to

The application process includes completing Prof. d’Estrée’s forced labour and human trafficking course, as well as one quarter of work as a provisional associate. Acceptance as a provisional associate does not guarantee acceptance as a full research associate. Acceptance is determined by quality of HTC work and coursework.

This process is subject to change, and may be updated based on evaluation of its appropriateness and efficacy.