Apply Now: Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship

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The following information can also be found under the Programs tab of the Robert and Helen Bernstein Institute for Human Rights website. 


Applications for 2023-2024 Masiyiwa-Bernstein fellowship with RFK for Human Rights and the Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU Stern School will be accepted on a rolling basis until November 8, 2022.


Application Requirements

Applicants must submit the following materials:

1) a short personal statement (500 words maximum) describing the applicant’s relevant experience, interest in the work of the organization, and future aspirations;

2) two letters of recommendation, including one letter from a current or former professor or other person associated with NYU School of Law and one letter from a supervisor or employer familiar with the applicant’s human rights work or recent work experience;

3) a résumé

4) law school transcript

5) writing sample

Application Instructions

Submit all materials by e-mail to Recommenders may email letters directly to this email address.



The Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellowship Selection Committee will review applications and select finalists to be interviewed by the organizations. Factors the committee will consider include:

a) the applicant’s human rights experience (in law school courses, extracurricular activities, summer jobs, and full-time work);

b) the applicant’s leadership capabilities and likely future commitment to human rights work; and

c) the applicant’s interest in and commitment to the organization’s work.


Deadline To Apply: November 8, 2022