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, HRI Project Director JoAnn Kamuf Ward on racial and gender justice in the U.S., and Senior Clinic Fellow Gulika Reddy on Peacebuilding in Kashmir. 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.
Summer 2021 Research Opportunities
Research assistants are sought for a scholarly and advocacy project on decolonizing human rights and global north-south dynamics within human rights. Researchers will work with Professor Sarah Knuckey, HRI Faculty Co-Director and Human Rights Clinic Director. Positions are for approximately 15-20 hours per week for the months of May-June.
To apply, complete this form no later than May 3rd at 9 am. Submission of a resume, transcript, and writing sample is required.