Call for Applications: Human Rights Scholars with the Climate Litigation Accelerator
November 1, 2021

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice’s Climate Litigation Accelerator (CLX) is looking for three research assistants to support its work in (1) India, (2) Brazil, and (3) its broader research in the area of climate change and human rights. CLX is ideally looking for someone with experience and/or evidenced interest in climate change, human rights, and/or climate litigation. The candidate should be self-motivated, diligent, and able to adhere to deadlines.

Each scholar/RA will focus on one of the three specific areas and will work under the supervision of the respective CLX member. This will be a wonderful opportunity to be exposed to the exciting and growing field of climate litigation, while working with the dynamic CLX team. Accordingly, each scholar / RA will determine the substance and timeline of the project with their respective supervisor, but is expected to complete approximately 10 hours / week.

The RAs will be paid $15/hour and given the title of Human Rights Scholar. Please note that if the candidate is a non-US citizen, they will need to obtain a social security number in order to be paid.

Preferred start date: December 1, 2021 (or earlier).

Location: The RA can work remotely and will need to attend occasional meetings at NYU Law.

To apply, please send: (1) your most recent resume; (2) a cover letter (indicating language proficiencies); and (3) an unofficial transcript (LL.M students should provide their undergraduate law transcript as well) by November 15 at 5:00 pm EST to:

  1. Arpitha Kodiveri: for the India position.
  2. Melina De Bona: for the Brazil position; and
  3. Jacqueline Gallant: for the generalist position.

The CLX team will follow up soon after with specific candidates.



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