The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights offers advocacy internships for graduate level students.
Advocacy interns will be asked to perform a variety of tasks in order to help the Advocacy Team, including but not limited to:
- Conducting factual research and drafting memoranda on the human rights situation (e.g. the human right to health, the right to development, etc.)
- Conducting research on the application of international human rights norms to country conditions, developments in the domestic legal systems of specific countries and their implications for human rights, and other questions
- Preparing documents for submission to government or U.N. officials
- Attending and reporting on briefings, Congressional hearings, symposia and other meetings
- Monitoring sources of information on countries and issues of concern to the Center; and collecting, organizing, and analyzing relevant information
- Providing administrative support to Center Staff on an as-needed basis
Applicants must have completed at least one year of law school or graduate school and have a demonstrated interest in human rights. Ability in one of the following languages is helpful, but not required: Arabic, French, or Spanish. Please note that internships are unpaid.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, list of one or more references, and a brief writing sample. E-mail applications are preferred.
SUBJECT: Advocacy Intern
- Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the following deadlines: Spring applications are due October 1. Summer applications are due February 15. Fall applications are due June 15.