Call for Applications: 2022 Summer Legal Internship Program
February 22, 2022

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 June 1 to August 10, 2022.

This summer, Center faculty and staff seek interns to work on the following projects:

Interns’ work will include legal research, writing, and advocacy support. They will be expected to work well independently and will be encouraged to engage with CHRGJ faculty, staff, and visiting scholars as active colleagues. 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.


For additional information on CHRGJ’s current research, please visit our website and subscribe to our mailing list to receive announcements regarding new projects.

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete the Summer Legal Internship Program Application Form and upload the following supporting materials:

  1. Statement of interest tailored to each project to which you’re applying (500 words maximum)
  2. current CV
  3. names and contact information of two references
  4. unofficial law school transcript
  5. writing sample (English-language, 10 pages maximum, excerpts acceptable)

Application materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file in the order listed above and received by no later than March 18, 2022 at 5:00 p.m ET. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply early.





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.


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. CHRGJ will endeavor to provide stipends for students who are unable to secure outside funding in accordance with our commitment to ensure equal opportunities for all.


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