With a commitment to support the next generation of human rights lawyers, the Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship provides exceptional NYU Law graduates with an opportunity to spend one year working with an innovative human rights organization.
Fellows are paid a competitive salary with benefits. The Bernstein Institute supports fellows throughout the year with fellow-centered events, mentoring and consultations with staff, and inclusion in a supportive community of human rights advocates.
Interested in becoming a fellow? Learn about the application process. Applications for 2018-2019 are now being accepted! Deadline to apply January 26th.
The Center for Business and Human Rights at the NYU Stern School of Business challenges and empowers companies to make practical progress on human rights. It is the first human rights center at a business school. The Center takes a sector-by-sector approach, working with business leaders and other stakeholders to develop clear industry human rights standards and metrics. Current projects focus on labor and factory-safety issues in apparel supply chains, the flow of migrant construction workers from South Asia to the Gulf, the role of Internet companies in the proliferation of extremist content and false information online, and performance-based metrics investors can use to evaluate companies’ human rights records. The 2018 Fellow would support these cutting-edge initiatives under the supervision of the Center’s Director and Institute Advisory Board Member, Mike Posner, and newly appointed Deputy Director Paul Barrett.
Sample Fellow Work:
· Conduct research and gather information for the Center’s reports and industry assessments, including best practices in multi-stakeholder initiatives
· Engage in cutting-edge research on the intersection between corporations, governments and civil society on human rights issues
· Assist in the convening of stakeholder engagements and advocating for implementation of the Center’s recommendations