CHRGJ’s 2014 Summer Internship Program (Application due date: February 19, 2014)
January 30, 2014

CHRGJ is currently accepting applications for its full-time summer internship program, which will run from June 2-August 1, 2014. Interns will work under the guidance of one or more of the Center’s human rights experts on work related to the Center’s currently active projects (for a list of projects, see: This summer’s focus will primarily be on economic, social and cultural rights and the challenges posed by gold mining in Haiti and human rights issues related to US national security policies. Most of the work will entail legal research, writing, advocacy work, and potentially work related to ongoing litigation. Interns will be expected to work well independently and as a team and will be encouraged to engage with CHRGJ as active colleagues, working alongside a vibrant team of visiting scholars and staff.

Interns will be provided with several educational opportunities and orientation sessions aimed at expanding their knowledge of human rights law, scholarship, and practice, as well as provided a range of tutorials to providing research tools specific to the field at NYU’s Law Library. They will also be exposed to the work of a wide array of human rights experts throughout the summer through the Center’s ongoing visiting lecturer series, aimed at helping interns understand the breadth of opportunities in the field of human rights law. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone seeking to broaden their knowledge of human rights law and practice and/or seeking to pursue a career in public interest and social justice.

To apply: Send your current CV, a cover letter, three references, and a writing sample to Veerle Opgenhaffen at by COB February 19th, 2014. The internship is open to all law students, including LLMs, and the Center will also consider applications from qualified undergraduates and non-law graduate students. As this is an unpaid internship, candidates are encouraged to seek funding from their Public Interest Law Centers and other sources.

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