This fellowship is open to 2014 J.D. graduates of New York University School of Law only.
Fellows typically work full-time in Human Rights Watch’s New York or Washington, D.C. office or in some instances in another location. The NYU, Sandler, and Finberg Fellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch. The Arthur Koenig Fellow works full-time for two years with Human Rights Watch. The Aryeh Neier Fellow works full-time for one year at Human Rights Watch and one year at the ACLU.
Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.
Past fellows have conducted research and advocacy on numerous different issues in countries all over the world. Recent examples include projects on: criminal defamation laws in Indonesia; the rights of persons with mental disabilities in Croatia; corporal punishment of children in public schools in the US; abuses against migrant domestic workers in Kuwait; and abuses in the criminal justice system in South Sudan.
Learn more about the Human Rights Watch NYU Fellowship.