Mar. 08: Call for Applications: 2024 Summer Internship Program

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2024 Summer Internship Program

call for applications

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is accepting applications for its Summer Internship program at NYU School of Law. This is an 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. 



The Summer Internship program provides interns with an opportunity to contribute to the Center’s activities as research assistants, and be integrated into CHRGJ’s community of staff, faculty, visiting scholars, and students through invitations to its social events, research workshops, and expert convening. 

Summer Interns will:

  • attend preparatory and closing expert led-workshops
  • work with CHRGJ faculty and staff to further the Center’s research agenda and to support the design and implementation of our projects, workshops, and programs. 
  • be assigned a primary supervisor from among CHRGJ faculty or staff. 

Workloads will vary by supervisor and will be assigned on an as-needed basis.


2024 positions

The Center houses the Global Justice Clinic, the Earth Rights Advocacy Clinic, and several projects, including the Future of Human Rights and Governance, Technology and Human Rights Project, Human Rights and Privatization Project, and the Prevention Project.  

To review the available openings for Summer 2024, please refer to the attachment or our webpage.



The Summer Internship program is open to NYU and non-NYU Law students or recent law graduates. Applicants must: 

  • Be an enrolled student or recent graduate in any Law degree program (JD, LLM, JSD)
  • Be eligible to intern in the U.S. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to human rights and social justice 
  • Have excellent analytical, research and writing skills
  • Demonstrate potential for engagement and rigorous scholarship or applied research
  • Have knowledge of the international legal system
  • Be able to work independently and with people from diverse backgrounds, including partner organizations
  • Project-specific requirements can be found under the 2024 Positions section in the attachment or on our webpage.


The Summer Internship program will be in session from May 27 to August 2, 2024

As this internship is unpaid, candidates are encouraged to seek funding from their Public Interest Law Centers (NYU students) and other sources.



  • March 8, 2024: Application deadline 
  • March 9-18, 2024: Interviews 
  • April 1, 2024: Decision Notification
  • May 27 – August 2, 2024: Internship program in session



Please submit the following documents through this application form:

  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications, specific interests, and any relevant background or experience where applicable  (max 500 words)  
  • CV or NYU Resume 
  • Recent unofficial transcript 
  • English-language writing sample (10 pages max, excerpts acceptable) 
  • Names and contact information of two references
  • Review 2024 Projects and Positions to understand the scope of work and identify which project(s) you are applying to (min. 1; max. 3)


additional information

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at with the subject line: 2024 Summer Internship Program

2024 Summer Internship Call for Applications (pdf)