International Law and Human Rights Fellowship Program

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, in cooperation with the Institute for International Law and Justice, administers a fellowship program for selected NYU School of Law students that combines academic and practical experience in international law and human rights. The International Law and Human Rights (ILHR) Fellowship Program offers the opportunity to complete a specialized training program in international law, undertake a summer internship at a leading institution or organization, and complete a substantial research paper growing out of that work experience. Established in 2002, the fellowship program is undertaken with support from the Public Interest Law Center. A modest stipend is available for students selected for the fellowship.

 

Selene Nafisi (JD '19) 2016-2017 ILHR Fellow at UNHCR in Amman, Jordan
Selene Nafisi (JD '19) 2016-2017 ILHR Fellow at UNHCR in Amman, Jordan

The program consists of three main components:

The application, interview, and selection process is competitive and rigorous and occurs during the fall semester. During the 2016-17 academic year, there were 29 ILHR Fellows, with fieldwork placements at 22 leading institutions, inter-governmental, governmental and non-governmental in 20 countries.

Internship Placements

2018-2019 Host Organizations

For more information about the nature of activities at particular placement sites, review internship reports of the PILC Summer Funding Program (NYU NetID and password required).

Eligibility

All currently enrolled, full-time 1L, 2L, LLM, and JSD students at NYU School of Law are eligible to apply.

Application Information

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 International Law and Human Rights (ILHR) Fellowship Program. Applications are due by Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Download the complete 2018-2019 International Law and Human Rights Fellowship application.

Applicants are asked to submit an application packet consisting of (1) cover page and placement preference form, (2) CV, (3) academic transcript, and (4) a statement of interest for each organization to which they apply. Each statement of interest should explain why the applicant would like to work with that particular organization and what they will bring to the position. The complete application package is due by Sunday, November 4 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Please submit the application by email is a single PDF file to ILHR.Fellows@gmail.com.

 Interviews will take place November 14-16, 2018 and will be conducted by a panel of scholars and advocates in the fields of international law and human rights. Selected Fellows will be notified before the winter break.

 

Related Announcements
Call for Applications: 2018-2019 ILHR Fellowship Program
ILHR Fellows Begin Internships Around the World
Congratulations to the 2018 ILHR Fellows
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