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Every summer, the Human Rights Program funds internships at NGOs and government agencies for several law students who are considering human rights work as a career. The Human Rights Program Summer Fellowship is open to JD students going into their 2L or 3L years and some LLMs.

The summer fellowship is a particularly great opportunity for those considering advanced human rights studies during the remainder of law school, and then careers in human rights.

“Human rights work is very rewarding but also challenging,” HRP Associate Director Emily Keehn said. “The summer fellowship enables students to gain substantial field experience, which is critical to the development of their human rights careers.”

Applications are due February 1, 2018; students must meet with Emily before applying.

To get a sense of the range of opportunities, here’s a list of our 2017 summer fellows:

Emily will be available throughout January to advise students in-person. Please also feel free to email her ( with any questions. Detailed information on the application process can be found on HRP’s website.