Summer Legal Internship
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice
New York, NY
Posted Date: January 22, 2019

The Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law is currently accepting applications for its full-time 10-week summer legal internship program, which will run from June 3 to August 9, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 15, 2019.

The Center houses the Global Justice Clinic and the UN mandate on extreme poverty and human rights team. Center faculty and staff will be working across a diverse range of issues, including:

For additional information on CHRGJ’s current research, please visit our website and subscribe to our mailing list to receive announcements regarding new projects.

Interns’ work will include legal research, writing, and advocacy support. They will be expected to work well independently and as a team, and will be encouraged to engage with CHRGJ staff and visiting scholars as active colleagues. Interns will also participate in a series of educational seminars held every two weeks. 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.

Application Instructions

Please send the following to Lauren Stackpoole at with the subject: 2019 Summer Legal Internship:

  1. application form
  2. cover letter tailored to the area(s) of CHRGJ you are most interested in working
  3. current CV
  4. names and contact information of two references
  5. unofficial law school transcript
  6. writing sample (English-language, 10 pages maximum, excerpts acceptable)

Application materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file in the order listed above and received by no later than March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and candidates are encourage to apply early.


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.




Not required but will be considered assets for some positions:

Applications from persons of color, LGBTQI persons, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.


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