Human Rights Institute Research Assistantships
Training and practice opportunities at Columbia Law School include the opportunity for students to work closely with HRI faculty and staff as research assistants, becoming involved in cutting-edge human rights and international law projects.
In the past, students have worked with leaders in the field such as HRI Faculty Co-Director and Columbia Law Professor Sarah Knuckey on mental health and social justice work, Columbia Law Lecturer-in-Law and HRI Project Director Alex Moorehead on the use of lethal force and drone strikes, Human Rights Clinic Deputy Director Benjamin Hoffman on new business and human rights initiatives, and Lecturer-in-Law and HRI Project Director JoAnn Kamuf Ward on racial and gendered justice in the U.S. Students have also worked with HRI Faculty Co-Director and Columbia Law Professor Sarah Cleveland in her capacity as a member of the U.N. Human Rights Committee, including traveling to Geneva with her during Committee sessions to examine country compliance with international human rights law.
All Columbia Law School students, including 1Ls and LLMs are encouraged to apply to research assistantships at HRI, where they will collaborate with one or more of our Faculty Co-Directors and Project Directors on issues ranging from health, labor, and gender-based rights internationally and in the U.S., to international law, counterterrorism, and armed conflict; and business and human rights in the global economy.
Positions could be paid and/or done for credit or pro-bono hours. See specific assistantship announcements for details.
For more information on Spring 2020 openings and how to apply, click here.