Call for Applications: Summer Legal Internship Program
April 29, 2022

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law is currently accepting additional 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:

Both projects are international in scope and may be supported remotely from anywhere in the world. Thus, applicants based outside the United States are also encouraged to apply.

Interns’ work will include legal research, writing, policy formulation, 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

Please apply directly to Katie Wightman ( with the following supporting materials:

  1. Statement of interest indicating which project(s) to which you’re applying (1 page maximum)
  2. current CV
  3. name and contact information of one reference
  4. unofficial law school transcript
  5. writing sample (English-language, 10 pages maximum, excerpts acceptable)

Applications are recommended by Sunday May 8, 2022, but will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter until positions are filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encouraged to apply early.




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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