Graduate Summer Fellowships at the Rapoport Center

The deadline to apply for Summer 2024 graduate fellowships is Tuesday, April 30, 2024 at midnight.

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, housed at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, is seeking 1-2 graduate student summer fellow(s) to work at least half-time (20 hours/week) supporting the Center’s work on its thematic priorities, including reproductive justice, environmental and climate justice, peace, and the gendered and racialized dimensions of work and livelihoods.

The Rapoport Center operates as a vibrant, interdisciplinary hub for social justice research, teaching, networking, and advocacy. Among its projects it houses the Sissy Farenthold Fund for Peace and Social Justice. The Center and Fund regularly convene workshops and public events that bring together academics and activists; engage in research and publication of scholarship and reports; and support faculty and student research, creative work, and advocacy.

Projects may include the following:

  • engage in research and provide administrative support for the Center’s priority projects;
  • work on the publication of the Center's Annual Review by drafting and editing articles;
  • work with a variety of legal and archival material on international and transnational human rights issues;
  • support on the Center’s Working Paper Series;
  • act as liaison and help with outreach to students and faculty at the law school and across campus;
  • mentor undergraduate interns.

Summer '23 Fellow Francesca Passaseo


This fellowship is open to all current graduate and professional students at the University of Texas at Austin.


Selected fellows should be available at least 20 hours per week (and up to 40 hours per week) for 10-12 weeks between the conclusion of the spring semester and the start of the fall semester. The majority of the fellowship should be completed in-person at the Rapoport Center in Austin.


Fellows will receive a stipend between $3000 and $6000, depending on the time spent on Center projects.


Qualified students should submit the following materials via our online application system:

  • Cover letter (address how this fellowship will benefit your professional development; demonstrate your familiarity with Center projects and activities, including your interest in themes mentioned above; include number of hours per week you will be available to work [20/30/40])
  • CV/Resume (indicate any relevant skills, foreign language proficiency, and software experience)
  • Transcript or academic summary (unofficial is fine; should include the courses you are currently taking)
  • Three references (at least two must be UT faculty)
  • Writing sample (8-10 pages; does not need to relate directly to human rights, although that is preferable)


April 30, 2024


For any questions, please contact Caroline Hahn at