Fellowships in International Human Rights
Human Rights Watch presents fellowships to begin in September 2015. The Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies.
Graduates with advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered. Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in international human rights and be committed to building a career in human rights. Research experience, including experience conducting interviews, ideally in the context of human rights research, is required.
The salary for 2015-2016 fellows is 55.000 US dollars, plus excellent employer-paid benefits. Fellows typically work full-time in Human Rights Watch’s New York or Washington, D.C. office or in some instances in another location. The Finberg Fellows work full-time for one year with Human Rights Watch.
The application need to consist:
- cover letter;
- two letters of recommendation;
- unedited, unpublished writing sample (the writing sample can be any document, provided it has been edited only by you and it should not be longer than 10 pages);
- official law or graduate school transcript.