Students at NYU School of Law, with its New York location and reputation as the nation’s leading program in international law and social justice, have access to a rich array of opportunities to intern with human rights organizations during the academic year. Through formal programs and its vast network of alumni and professional contacts, CHRGJ facilitates connections between organizations and talented, committed students to contribute to their work.


International Center for Transitional Justice

As part of a close and long-standing relationship between the two organizations, the International Center for Transitional Justice regularly hosts NYU Law interns, usually selected from CHRGJ’s Transitional Justice Program.


International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission Internship

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice organizes a paid part-time internship with the International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission.


The IHFFC is an independent treaty body created pursuant to Article 90 of First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions. Tasked with conducting inquiries in cases of alleged violations of the conventions and their additional protocols, it has observer status with the United Nations General Assembly. The Swiss Government acts as the Secretariat of the Commission.


The CHRGJ intern supports the Commission’s New York office for an average of four hours a week, monitoring relevant activity at the UNGA and related bodies. The intern works with Commissioners upon their visits to New York and travels to Switzerland for one week in February for the IHFFC Annual and Bureau Meetings.


Vacancies for this internship are announced on our website and in The Docket.