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Human Rights

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  • Advocates for Human Rights »
    The Advocates for Human Rights (Minneapolis, MN) helps individuals fully realize their human rights in the United States and around the world. For over 25 years, The Advocates’ innovative programming has touched the lives of refugees and immigrants, women, ethnic and religious minorities, children, and other marginalized communities whose rights are at risk. The Advocates strengthens accountability mechanisms, raises awareness, and fosters tolerance. Adapting traditional human rights methodologies to conduct cutting-edge research, The Advocates has produced 75 reports documenting human rights practices in 25 countries.
  • Amnesty International »
    Amnesty International’s Ralph J. Bunche Human Rights Fellowship seeks to develop human rights leaders in communities of color in the United States. The Fellowship provides training and experience in international human rights advocacy to activists who are interested in the field of international human rights and focuses on building the competencies of activists in the core areas of international human rights advocacy, including research, action mobilization, campaigns, and media communications. The Fellowship also aims to connect Amnesty’s mission and work with international issues that are related and relevant to communities of color in the U. S.
  • Carr Center for Human Rights Policy »
    The Carr Center Fellowship is a general fellowship opportunity intended to support a wide range of research and scholarship associated with human rights issues.
  • Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute »
    The Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship Program was established by Columbia Law School and the Human Rights Institute to support students at Columbia Law School’s Master of Law (LL.M.) degree program. The successful Human Rights LL.M. Fellowship applicant is committed to human rights scholarship and/or advocacy and intends to work in the human rights field following completion of the program. Human Rights Fellows receive funding towards tuition, room, and board for the LL.M. program at Columbia Law School.
  • Georgetown Law Center »
    Georgetown University’s Center for Applied Legal Studies will offer one lawyer a two-year teaching fellowship (July 2010 – June 2012). The fellowship provides a unique opportunity to learn how to teach law in a clinical setting. Fellows and faculty members at the Center work as colleagues, sharing responsibilities for designing and teaching classes, selecting students for the Clinic, supervising law students in their representation of clients, grading, and all other matters.
  • Harvard Law School »
    The Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program supervises law students in the direct representation of non-citizens applying for U.S. asylum and related protections. The Program also provides representation in cases involving family reunification, protection of domestic violence and crime survivors, and avoidance of forced removal in immigration proceedings. In addition, the Program is active in appellate and policy advocacy on local, national and international levels.
  • Human Rights First »
    Human Rights First was founded in 1978 to promote laws and policies that advance universal rights and freedoms. The Refugee Protection program at Human Rights First is seeks candidates to apply for an Equal Justice Works Fellowship. The selected candidate will work with Human Rights First to design the specific project, which will then be submitted to Equal Justice Works for its consideration. The project will be aimed at promoting legal access and fair process for detained and other refugees seeking asylum in the United States.
  • Human Rights Watch »
    Fellows selected as Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg 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.
  • Leitner Center for International Law and Justice – James E. Tolan Fellowship in International Human Rights »
    The Tolan Fellowship is a post-graduate Fellowship that will fund a Fordham Law School in New York City graduate to work for an international human rights organization for one year.
  • Leitner Center for International Law and Justice Rule of Law in Asia Fellowship »
    The Rule of Law in Asia (ROLA) Program works to study and promote the rule of law and adherence to basic human rights throughout Asia, including in China, Malaysia, North Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, and elsewhere. The ROLA Program is administered by a Fellow who is a law school graduate. The Fellow will conduct research and advocacy for the Program; identify new areas for research; work with the Program’s partners; advise students seeking relevant internships and post-graduate employment; coordinate the work of the Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers (, an initiative housed in the Program; and manage day-to-day administration, including arranging events and lectures. The Fellow may also teach a seminar at the Law School as a member of the adjunct faculty.
  • Humanity in Action »
    HIA Fellowship Programs in Denmark, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, and the United States provide the initial foundation for participation in HIA and the basis for highly effective individual and collaborative action. The content of the fellowship programs reflects the specific histories and present challenges of each host country. All programs focus on histories and theories of resistance to legal and institutional abuse of minority populations and the development of international human rights institutions and doctrines after World War II and the Holocaust.
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  • Lawyers Without Borders »
  • United Nations Systems »
  • National Conference of State Legislatures »
    A bipartisan organization that serves legislatures throughout the country. The NCSL has a Denver office.
  • National Fair Housing Advocate Online »
  • National Organizers Alliance »
  • Agency for International Development (USAID) »
    The Fellows Programs provide USAID with fresh ideas, energy and the latest state-of-the-art technical knowledge, representing a broader set of specific expertise than is normally represented by the agency’s U.S. direct hire employees. Fellowship programs are also a mechanism by which USAID can increase its outreach to partners, NGOs/PVOs, universities, and other donors. For the fellows, these programs introduce people to development issues and development institutions, give them visibility in the donor community, can help jumpstart their career, and help them with career choices at a critical time in their work development.
  • Center for International Sustainable Development Law »
    CISDL Research Fellowships are awarded through a competitive selection process. Legal scholars, lawyers and others with a deep interest in sustainable development law research, debate and implementation from any region of the world are invited to apply.
  • Alexander van Humboldt Foundation »
    The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was established in Berlin 18 months after the death of Alexander von Humboldt in 1860. It provided support for German scientists setting off on research journeys to other countries. After the collapse of the Third Reich in 1945, the Foundation ceased functioning. The Foundation was re-established by the Federal Republic of Germany on 10 December 1953 at the behest of former Humboldt guest researchers. Every year, the Humboldt Foundation enables more than 1800 researchers from all over the world to spend time researching in Germany. The Foundation maintains a network of some 23,000 Humboldtians from all disciplines in 130 countries worldwide – including 41 Nobel Prize winners.
  • Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law »
    Max Plank Society Research Scholarships are typically granted for a period of between two and four months. Preference will be given to those researchers whose work promote and advance the goals of the research program and the research focuses of the Institute. Of special interest to the Department of Criminal Law1 are research projects concerning comparative law, European criminal law, international criminal law, economic crime, terrorism, organized crime, and information law. Of interest to the Department of Criminology are topics covering criminal sanctions, dangerous offenders, empirical research on criminal procedure, organized crime, terrorism and domestic security, victimization, social change, changes in life circumstances, crime and crime control.
  • Open Society Institute »
    The Open Society Fellowship supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. Among OSI’s core areas of concern are human rights, government transparency, the promotion of civil society and social inclusion. Project themes should cut across these areas of interest.
  • United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme »
    The United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme was launched under the United Nations Programme of Assistance in the teaching, study, dissemination and wider appreciation of international law, established by General Assembly resolution 2099 (XX) of 20 December, 1965. The Fellowship Programme is organized by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) in cooperation with the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). The fellowships are intended to enable qualified professionals, in particular mid-level government officials and young university teachers of international law, from least developed and developing countries as well as from countries with economies in transition to acquire additional knowledge of international law and of the legal work of the United Nations and its associated bodies. Candidates from other countries and employees of international organizations can apply for participation on a self-financed basis only.
  • U.S. Department of Justice Bristow Fellowship Program »
    The Office of the Solicitor General of the United States is interested in receiving applications for its program of one-year Bristow Fellowships in the Solicitor General’s Office. Bristow Fellows help draft briefs in opposition to certiorari filed against the government in the Supreme Court of the United States and prepare recommendations to the Solicitor General regarding authorization of government appeals in the lower courts. The Fellows also assist staff lawyers in preparing petitions for certiorari and briefs on the merits in Supreme Court cases, work on special projects, and assist the Solicitor General and other lawyers in the office in the preparation of oral arguments in the Supreme Court. In recent years, four Bristow have been selected each year.
  • American Society of International Law Arthur C. Helton Fellowship »
    Funded in part by contributions from ASIL members, Helton Fellowships provide financial assistance in the form of “micro-grants” for law students and young professionals to pursue field work and research on significant issues involving international law, human rights, humanitarian affairs, and related areas.
  • Fulbright Scholars Program »
    The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange. Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, and graduate study. The term “Fulbright Program” encompasses a variety of exchange programs, including both individual and institutional grants.
  • Hamilton Shirley Amerasinghe Fellowship on the Law of the Sea »
    The fellowship is intended, primarily, for Government officials as well as research fellows or lecturers who are involved in ocean law or maritime affairs, or related disciplines, either in Governments or agencies or educational institutions and bodies.
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars »
    The Center (Washington DC) awards approximately 20-25 residential fellowships annually to individuals with outstanding project proposals in a broad range of the social sciences and humanities on national and/or international issues. Topics and scholarship should relate to key public policy challenges or provide the historical and/or cultural framework to illuminate policy issues of contemporary importance.
  • The American Society of International Law »
  • Canada’s Access to Justice Network »
  • Center for International Legal Studies »
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  • International Career Employment Center »
  • International Civil Service Commission »
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  • The World Bank Group »

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