Call for Applications: CHRGJ Summer Legal Internship Program 2021
January 6, 2021

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for its full-time 10-week summer legal internship program, which will run from May 31 to August 6, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 12, 2021.

The Center houses the Global Justice Clinic and a diverse team of faculty, staff, and researchers working across a several lines of work, including:

Applicants are advised to visit CHRGJ’s website to understand the research currently undertaken under the various lines of work and to subscribe to our mailing list to receive announcements regarding new projects.

Interns’ work will include legal research, writing, and advocacy support. They will be expected to work well independently and as a team, and will be encouraged to engage with CHRGJ staff and visiting scholars as active colleagues. Interns will also participate in a series of educational seminars held every two weeks. This is an excellent 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.

Application Instructions

Please upload the following documents to NYU Box in a single PDF:

  1. application form
  2. cover letter tailored to the area(s) of CHRGJ you are most interested in working
  3. current CV
  4. unofficial law school transcript
  5. relevant writing sample (English-language, 10 pages maximum, excerpts acceptable)
  6. names and contact information of two references

Application materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file in the order listed above and received by no later than Friday, March 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply early.

Questions about the program or application requirements may be directed to Lauren Stackpoole, Director of Operations and Academic Programs at


Due to limited resources, candidates are strongly encouraged to seek other funding sources, such as their law school’s public interest law centers, local bar foundations, and Equal Justice America. The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice also works with student interns to secure academic credit for internships from their schools when available.




Not required but will be considered assets for some positions:

Applications from persons of color, LGBTQI persons, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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