Fellowship Opportunity for NYU Law Graduates: Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human RightsNov 8th, 2009 | By USAsialawNYU | Category: Institute News Printable format
Human Rights in China (HRIC) is pleased to host the Robert L. Bernstein Fellowship in International Human Rights. The fellowship will enable an NYU Law School graduate to devote a year to full-time human rights work at HRIC. The fellowship is established in honor of Mr. Bernstein, Director and Chair Emeritus of HRIC and Founding Chair and Director Emeritus of Human Rights Watch, who has made lifelong contributions to human rights in China and around the world.
HRIC is an international, Chinese human rights nongovernmental organization with a mission to promote international human rights and advance the institutional protection of those rights in China. Through international, domestic, and electronic advocacy, casework, and research, HRIC works to promote systemic legal reforms in China, raise individual human rights defenders’ cases, and build capacity for Chinese activists through the innovative use of technology.
The Robert L. Bernstein Fellow will work full-time for one year at HRIC’s offices in either New York or Hong Kong. The Fellow will work closely with HRIC lawyers and advocacy staff and contribute to HRIC’s interrelated advocacy, casework, research, and outreach. Projects may include preparing specific policy, case, and legal briefs and submissions to human rights mechanisms at the UN as well as contributions to other bilateral and multilateral fora including the WTO; contributing to media and electronic advocacy work, including an online legal resource center; and conducting research for and drafting publications and reports on current issues involving China’s minorities, rural inhabitants, women, and children.
- Graduate of NYU Law School
- Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of international human rights
- Excellent writing and communication skills
- Strong research skills
- Relevant coursework, e.g. international human rights law, international law, international trade, Chinese law, or clinical experience
- Mandarin proficiency a plus
- Organization, self-motivation, and flexibility
Salary and Benefits
The salary for the 2010–2011 Fellow is $50,000, plus benefits.
Applications are due by December 4, 2009, and must include the following:
- Cover letter
- Two letters of recommendation
- At least one individually written and edited writing sample
- An official transcript
- An essay of no more than 250 words, describing one key human rights challenge facing China
Please send a complete application for the 2010–2011 fellowship, including transcripts and recommendations, by December 4, 2009, to:
Human Rights in China
Attention: Fellowship Committee
350 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3311
New York, NY 10118
Qualified applicants will be interviewed in New York in the fall of 2009 through January 2010. Please direct inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Rights in China is an equal opportunity employer.