Oct 19, 2016
1:00pm - 2:00pm    |    Vanderbilt 204, 40 Washington Square South, New York City

ROOM CHANGE: This event has been moved to Vanderbilt 204.

Lunch will be provided. Valid ID and RSVP requested.

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice (CHRGJ) and the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) are hosting a lunchtime information session and orientation regarding the International Law and Human Rights Fellowship Program, including its dedicated summer internships. Former ILHR Fellows will share their experiences and answer questions.

The ILHR Fellowship Program is coordinated by CHRGJ in cooperation with the IILJ with the support of the Public Interest Law Center (PILC). All current full-time 1L, 2L, LLM and JSD students are eligible to apply.

The program consists of three main components: (1) a 10-12 week internship at an organization working in human rights or international law, usually in the summer, although graduating LLMs and JSDs may in some cases elect to complete it in the fall; (2) pre-internship specialized training in the form of required coursework and 2-4 seminars in the spring; and (3) a post-internship academic research paper under the supervision of NYU faculty or staff.

Selected Fellows will be placed in one of 27 internship organizations. These include international tribunals; UN and regional organizations; and NGOs in locations as diverse as Beijing, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Kampala, London, New Delhi, New York, Ramallah, Washington, D.C., and Windhoek. See this year’s full list of sponsoring organizations.

Students selected for the ILHR Fellowship will receive a stipend of $4,500 (for 1Ls) or $6,500 (for 2Ls, LLMs and JSDs).


JD and JSD students interested in this program should make every effort to attend this meeting.

Internship reports regarding many of the internship organizations included in the program are available on the PILC website.  In addition, please review blog entries about past internship placements. Contact information for former ILHR Fellows is available for pick-up in Vanderbilt 310.

Applications are due by Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 12pm (noon). They should include: cover page and placement preference form, statement/s of interest (one per placement applied for), CV, transcripts, and list of NYU law courses. Please submit the application package by e-mail in a single document as a PDF file to ILHR.Fellows@gmail.com.

ILHR Fellowship Application 2016-2017

Information Session RSVP

ILHR Fellowship Program

General questions about the ILHR Fellowship Program should be directed to CHRGJ Executive Director Deborah Popowski. For advising on placements, please contact PILC Associate Director Miriam Ingber (JDs) at PILC.appointments@nyu.edu. Questions about International Law Commission placements should be directed to IILJ Program Director Angelina Fisher.


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