Fellowships in International Human Rights with Human Rights Watch


Human Rights Watch, the international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization, invites applications for its fellowship program. There are two different types of fellowship advertised unrestricted and restricted.

Unrestricted fellowships are open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

Restricted fellowships are the:

NYU School of Law Fellowship at HRW - this fellowship is open to J.D. graduates of New York University School of Law only.

Leonard H. Sandler Fellowship – established in memory of Judge Leonard H. Sandler, a 1950 Columbia Law graduate with a lifelong commitment to civil rights and liberties, this fellowship is open to J.D. graduates of Columbia Law School only.

Fellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch in New York, Washington, D.C., or London. Fellows monitor human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.

Fellowships begin in September 2011 and the salary for 2010-2011 fellows will be $49,000, plus employer-paid benefits.

The closing date for applications is 25 September 2009.

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