Summer Internship Program

The Center hosts an internship program each Summer providing NYU and non-NYU students or recent law graduates with an opportunity to contribute to our activities as research assistants, and be integrated into our community of staff, faculty, visiting scholars, and students through invitations to events, research workshops, and expert convening.

Over 10 weeks from May to August, the summer interns will:

  • attend preparatory and closing expert led-workshops,
  • work with faculty and staff to further the Center’s research agenda and to support the design and implementation of our projects, workshops, and programs including legal research, writing and advocacy.


The Center houses many initiatives; the projects recruiting intern positions will be shared including a detailed scope of work.

Each scholar will work with a designated Center faculty and staff to further our line of work, and support the design and implementation of the relevant projects, workshops, and other programming.

The Summer Internship program is open to NYU and non-NYU Law students or recent law graduates. Applicants must:

  • Be an enrolled student or recent graduate in any Law degree program (JD, LLM, JSD)
  • Be eligible to intern in the U.S.
  • Demonstrate commitment to human rights and social justice
  • Have excellent analytical, research and writing skills
  • Demonstrate potential for engagement and rigorous scholarship or applied research
  • Have knowledge of the international legal system
  • Be able to work independently and with people from diverse backgrounds, including partner organizations
  • Project-specific requirements can be found in the call for applications.

The Summer Internship program will be in session from May to August.

As this internship is unpaid, candidates are encouraged to seek funding from their Public Interest Law Centers and other sources. 

The application cycle for Summer 2024 is now closed. Recruitment for the following conference takes place in February of each Spring semester.

The following documents will be required to be submitted via an application form:

  • Cover letter detailing your qualifications, specific interests, and any relevant background or experience where applicable (max 500 words)
  • CV or NYU Resume
  • Recent unofficial transcript
  • English-language writing sample (10 pages max, excerpts acceptable)
  • Names and contact information of two references
  • Review and select projects and positions of interest.