Current Students

GJC student Nikki Reisch (’12), Professor Meg Satterthwaite, and CHRGJ 2011-12 Scholar in Residence Justine Simeone meet with the Haitian GBV Survey Project team in Port-au-Prince, August 2011.

The Center uses its location at one of the world’s leading law schools to help students develop the knowledge and experience needed to play leading roles in governments, international organizations, and civil society in the years to come.

In its effort to promote cutting-edge scholarship and substantive engagement, CHRGJ offers multiple avenues for current students — both of NYU School of Law and from programs around the country and the world — to explore a vast array of options in the field of human rights.

These include a widely acclaimed human rights fellowship program that places students in established human rights organizations around the world; two dedicated human rights clinics; a robust full-time summer internship program; and numerous opportunities to produce cutting-edge scholarship for publication, among others. Please click on the links below for a full description of opportunities and feel free to contact the Center’s Executive Director, Deborah Popowski, if you have questions that aren’t answered here.

  • Human Rights Student Scholars Program This newly launched program offers selected NYU law students the opportunity to be a part of the Center community through close interaction with CHRGJ faculty and staff. Student Scholars will contribute to the Center’s research projects as paid research assistants, while also working on their own independent writing projects under the guidance of CHRGJ directors.
  • Transitional Justice Leadership Program A unique program that provides an opportunity for LLM students to engage, through coursework, scholarship, and internships, with CHRGJ’s Project on Transitional Justice, led by Professor Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparations, and guarantees of non-recurrence.
  • Jean-Pictet Competition in International Humanitarian Law CHRGJ oversees the selection process for the NYU Team to this competition organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross. It presents a unique opportunity to gain in-depth and hands-on knowledge of international humanitarian law while meeting students from around the world.
  • International Law and Human Rights Fellowship The International Law and Human Rights Student Fellowship Program offers the opportunity to complete a specialized training program in international law, undertake a summer internship at a leading institution or organization, and complete a substantial research paper growing out of that work experience. A modest stipend is available for students selected for the Fellowship.
  • CHRGJ Summer Internship Program The Center runs a robust full-time summer internship program that typically runs for ten weeks, from early June through early August. Interns are usually selected in late fall or early winter, but we also accept applications throughout the year and from a wide range of disciplines.
  • Student Scholarship Opportunities CHRGJ offers various opportunities for students to produce cutting edge scholarship on emerging topics in human rights and international law.