Oct. 23: International Dedicated Summer Fellowships Information Session for J.D. Students

DEDICATED SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR NYU 1L AND 2L STUDENTS

INFORMATION SESSION

International Law and Human Rights Fellowship

Constitutional Transitions Internships

The Hague Conference on Private International Law Internship

Guarini Center for Environmental and Land Use Law Fellowship

Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellowship

Wednesday October 23, 4:00-5:30 pm

Vanderbilt Hall, Room 214

There will be an orientation and information session on Wednesday, October 23, from 4:00 to 5:30, in Vanderbilt Hall, Room 214, regarding dedicated summer internships through the International Law and Human Rights Fellowship and the Center for Constitutional Transitions and to The Hague Conference on Private International Law.  Eligibility for each of the programs is as follows:

  • ILHR Fellowship: 1L, 2L, LLM and JSD students at NYU School of Law in New York and Singapore
  • Constitutional Transitions internships: 1L, 2L and LLM students in New York
  • Hague Conference on Private International Law internship: 1L and 2L students
  • Guarini Center for Environmental and Land Use Law Fellowship: 1L and 2L students
  • Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellowship: 1L and 2L students

The International Law and Human Rights Fellowship Program is coordinated by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) in cooperation with the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) with the support of the Public Interest Law Center (PILC). Individuals who are current full-time 1L, 2L, LLM and JSD students at NYU in New York and Singapore are eligible to apply. For more information, see http://www.chrgj.org/opportunities/fellowships.html. The Fellowship has two major components: a 10-12 week internship in summer 2014 at one of many international organizations and a post-internship academic research paper. The list of ILHR program internship organizations is expected to include international tribunals (e.g. ICTY, ECCC); UN organizations (e.g., ILC, UNHCR, OHCHR, UN Women); international and national NGOs (e.g., groups in locations as diverse as Bogotá, Dhaka, Johannesburg, London, Moscow, New Delhi, Taipei, Tel Aviv and Windhoek). Selection of ILHR Fellows: Selection of ILHR is competitive, through an application and interview process, expected to conclude in early December. The ILHR Fellowship application will be available on October 18 on the CHRGJ and IILJ websites (www.chrgj.org and www.iilj.org). Applications will be due Wednesday, November 13.

 Constitutional Transitions Internships for 1Ls, 2Ls and LLM students in New York

First year and second year JD and LLM students in New York are eligible to apply for summer internship positions with the constitution building program at the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA).  The summer interns are part of a larger partnership between the Center for Constitutional Transitions and International IDEA (details posted here: http://constitutionaltransitions.org/international-idea-partnership/).  One essential aspect of IDEA’s work is to carry out legal research in relation to the constitutional transitions that are taking place throughout the region in the midst of the Arab Spring. Interns will carry out substantive legal research, draft memoranda and other documents, liaise with counterparts in the region and participate in the organization of workshops, conferences, dialogue sessions, etc. The interns’ location will be determined closer to the fellowship’s start date. The internship application will be available on October 18 on the Constitutional Transitions website (http://constitutionaltransitions.org/).  Applications will be due on November 13.

The Hague Conference on Private International Law Internship for JD Students

This internship is coordinated by Professor Linda Silberman. Students who are 1Ls and 2Ls who qualify for PILC summer funding are eligible to apply. Selection for an internship at The Hague Conference on Private International Law will be subject to its own application and process. Applications are expected to be available in January 2014.

Guarini Center for Environmental and Land Use Law Fellowship Program
The Guarini Center for Environmental and Land Use Law selects up to ten first-year and second-year students for the Fellowship Program. It is designed to encourage and support students interested in public interest environmental law, international or domestic, through summer internships, mentoring by the School’s environmental and land use faculty, and exposure to leading practitioners in the field.  The Program provides grants for summer internships to students working in environmental and land use law with environmental groups, government agencies, and other public interest law practice institutions in the United States or abroad. Recipients will be required to attend a specialized workshop by faculty before their summer internship and attend a series of workshops in the fall term after the internship.  Applications will be due February 1.  Selections will be made by a faculty committee consisting of Professors Vicki Been, Richard Stewart, and Katrina Wyman. For more information, see http://www.law.nyu.edu/centers/elc/fellowships-internships.

Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellowship
NYU Law is excited to participate in the Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellowship program, which will provide students with the opportunity to work with Ford Foundation grantee organizations in the U.S. and abroad during summer 2014. Fellowships are open to first- and second-year law students and will provide each Fellow with a $9,750 stipend for a 10-week summer internship in the field of public interest.  This year, a total of 20 summer fellowships will be awarded to NYU students.  Working closely with lawyers and advocates, students will be exposed to a variety of diverse practice settings and gain insight into such topics as reproductive rights; civil rights; gay, lesbian, and transgender rights; immigrants’ rights; prisoners’ and ex-offenders’ rights, voting rights; children’s rights; and other issues of social justice and equity. The fellowship program is a part of the Ford Foundation’s Social Justice Fellowships Initiative.  This program supports public interest fellows from NYU School of Law, Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School and Yale Law School for a total of $1.75 million in funding per year.  The application deadline for 2Ls was September 30.  The application deadline for 1Ls will be November 27 at 5:00 p.m. There will be an information session about the program on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, 11:00 AM to 11:50 AM in Furman Hall, Room 216.

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 If you are interested in these programs and internships, but are not able to attend the October 23 meeting, information is also available as follows:

  • The October 23 meeting will be videotaped and available later on the PILC website.
  • There will be an informal meeting for students in New York on Monday, October 28, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM in Golding West Wing in Vanderbilt Hall, for interested students to meet with former participants in the ILHR fellowship and the CT and Hague Conference summer internship programs.
  • Internship reports regarding many of the internships included in the programs are available on the PILC website. In addition, lists of former ILHR Fellows, Guarini Center Fellows and CT interns with contact information will be available.
  • Contacts:
    • ILHR Fellowship: Tish Armstrong, CHRGJ Fellowship Coordinator, tish.armstrong@nyu.edu
    • Constitutional Transitions internships: Katy Glenn Bass, Director of Clinical Programming at the Center for Constitutional Transitions, kg65@nyu.edu
    • The Hague Conference on Private International Law internship: Richard Kelsey, Assistant to Professor Silberman, Kelsey@exchange.law.nyu.edu.
    • Guarini Center for Environmental and Land Use Law Fellowship: Basilio Valdehuesa, Assistant to Professor Stewart, valdehuesa@exchange.law.nyu.edu
    • Ford Foundation Law School Public Interest Fellowship: pilc.info@nyu.edy
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