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

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).


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

Application Information

The application cycle for the 2022-2023 academic year will open in fall 2022.

Related Announcements
Call for Applications: 2019-2020 ILHR Fellowship Program
Congratulations to the 2019 ILHR Fellows
ILHR Fellows Begin Internships Around the World
Related Events
Oct 1, 2018
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Furman Hall Room 216, 245 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012
Oct 15, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Golding Lounge West, Vanderbilt Hall, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

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