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The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Fellowship is open for applications

If you would like to apply to Equal Justice Works, Soros, Skadden or other post-graduate public interest fellowships and need a fellowship host, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights might have just what you’re looking for. This organization “has honored journalists, authors, and human rights activists who, often at great personal risk and sacrifice, are on the frontlines of the international movement for human rights and social justice.”

As a fellow in Washington, D.C., you may research and write memoranda on the human rights situations in countries around the world, and research how international human rights norms apply to specific countries, among other topics.

You may also draft documents to support litigation before international tribunals; promote communication between defenders, civil society and clients around the world; attend briefings and then write about them; and work with staff to create long-term strategies and advocacy campaigns, among other duties.

Preferred applicants will know about regional and international human rights law and norms, be familiar with the UN system and/or the human rights structures in different parts of the world, have knowledge of domestic legislative and human rights policy, have a J.D. degree, and, preferably, be fluent in Spanish, French or Arabic.

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