Fellowships

4 Human Rights Watch Fellowships

4 Human Rights Watch Fellowships

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is an international non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights. The headquarter of HRW is located in New York. Currently the organization is offering a set of highly competitive human rights fellowships.

Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship (October 08, 2016)

Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.

  • Open for recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide.
  • Located in New York, NY (United States) or Washington, DC (United States)
  • The salary for 2017-2018 fellows is US $55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits.

NYU School of Law Fellowship at HRW (October 08, 2016)

Past fellows have conducted research and advocacy on numerous different issues in countries all over the world. Recent examples include projects on: police corruption and access to justice in Liberia; accessibility for people with disabilities in Russia; youth in solitary confinement in US prisons; hazardous child labor in artisanal gold mining in Tanzania; police abuse of gay men in Kyrgyzstan.

  • Exclusivly reserved to J.D. graduates of New York University School of Law and recent J.D. graduates who would begin the fellowship immediately upon completion of a judicial clerkship.
  • Located in New York, NY (United States) or Washington, DC (United States)
  • The salary for 2017-2018 fellows is US $55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits.

Aryeh Neier Fellowship (October 08, 2016)

The Aryeh Neier Fellowship is a joint initative by The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (“ACLU”) and Human Rights Watch (“HRW”). Fellows draft reports on human rights conditions, engage in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations, assist with the development of litigation strategies; and carry out other tasks as may be required.

  • Exclusivly reserved to J.D. graduates of New York University School of Law and recent J.D. graduates who would begin the fellowship immediately upon completion of a judicial clerkship.
  •  He or she will most likely be placed in the New York City offices of Human Rights Watch and the ACLU, spending a year at each.
  • The fellow will receive $55,000 in the first year, with a salary increase in the second year.

Leonard H. Sandler Fellowship (October 08, 2016)

The Leonard H. Sandler Fellowship was established in memory of Judge Leonard H. Sandler, a 1950 Columbia Law graduate with a lifelong commitment to civil rights and liberties.

  • Open to recent J.D. graduates of Columbia Law School only. LL.Ms are not eligible.
  • The salary for 2017-2018 fellows is US $55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits.

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