The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for its full-time 10-week summer legal internship program, which will run from June 1 to August 7, 2020. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 13, 2020.
Center faculty and staff will be working across a diverse range of issues, including:
- Access to justice and legal empowerment
- Accountability for the U.S. torture and rendition program
- Poverty and inequality
- Including human rights investigations into how the private sector and privatization affect the human rights of low-income people and those in poverty.
- Human rights advocacy
- Rights to water and sanitation
- Digital Welfare State and Human Rights
Interns’ work will include legal research, writing, and advocacy support. They will be expected to work well independently and as a team, and will be encouraged to engage with CHRGJ staff and visiting scholars as active colleagues. Interns will also participate in a series of educational seminars during the summer. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking to enhance their knowledge of human rights law and practice and/or to pursue a career in public interest and social justice.
Please send the following to Lauren Stackpoole at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: 2020 Summer Legal Internship:
- application form
- cover letter tailored to the area(s) of CHRGJ you are most interested in working
- current CV
- names and contact information of two references
- unofficial law school transcript
- writing sample (English-language, 10 pages maximum, excerpts acceptable)
Application materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file in the order listed above and received by no later than March 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encourage to apply early.
Due to limited resources, candidates are strongly encouraged to seek other funding sources, such as their law school’s public interest law centers, local bar foundations, and Equal Justice America. However, CHRGJ will endeavor to provide a stipend for a student who is unable to secure outside funding in accordance with our commitment to ensure equal opportunities for all.
- Current or recent enrollment in a law degree program (JD, LLM, or equivalent)
- Eligibility to intern in the United States
- Excellent analytical, research and writing skills as demonstrated by academic record and/or writing sample(s)
- Demonstrated commitment to human rights and social justice
- Strong capacity to work independently and with people from diverse backgrounds, including partner organizations
- Knowledge of the international legal system
- Work experience prior to law school
- Experience with litigation in national, regional, or international bodies
Not required, but will be considered assets for some positions:
Poverty and Inequality Positions
- Experience in human rights research methodologies and/or international human rights law
- Ability to bring interdisciplinary approach due to background in economics, statistics, public policy research and/or other relevant experiences
Applications from persons of color, LGBTQI persons, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.