Opportunities for Graduate Students

2015 Graduate Summer Fellows Vivian Shaw and Cianan Good
2015 Graduate Summer Fellows Vivian Shaw and Cianan Good

Graduate Summer Fellowships at the Rapoport Center

Application Deadline: March 27, 2017

Fellowships are available for law and graduate students to work at the Rapoport Center over the summer and help with projects, publications, events, and research. Summer fellows advance the Center's mission and ensure that Center projects reflect and incorporate the diverse perspectives and expertise of a multidisciplinary UT academic community.

Become an affiliated graduate student

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017

We invite UT graduate students from all disciplines whose research pertains to human rights and/or social justice to be part of our exciting graduate student affiliate program.

Human Rights Courses & Clinics

The University of Texas School of Law offers a number of courses and clinics throughout the year in the area of human rights.

Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights

Application Deadline: July 1, 2017

This interdisciplinary writing competition on international human rights and gender awards a $1000 prize. It honors the work of Audre Rapoport, who advocated for women in the United States and internationally, particularly on issues of reproductive health.

Human Rights Clinic student working a project.

Human Rights Clinic

The Human Rights Clinic, established through the Rapoport Center, brings together an interdisciplinary group of law and graduate students in a course that incorporates both classroom study and hands-on participation in human rights projects and cases.

Photo by Thomas Jaehnel (shared under a CC BY license)

Contribute to the Working Paper Series

The Rapoport Center is currently soliciting papers for its Working Paper Series (WPS). We encourage submissions from scholars of all disciplines as well as from activists and advocates. At present, we are particularly interested in papers exploring the relationship between human rights, economic inequality, extractivism, and the future of labor.

Human Rights Internship & Employment Database

This list of human rights organizations, while by no means comprehensive, can be used as a starting point for students to search for opportunities around the world. Organizations where former Rapoport Center Fellows have worked are marked.

Adriana Corral
Adriana Corral (MFA candidate, University of Texas) discusses her artwork on the femicides in Ciudad Juárez during a workshop organized by the Rapoport Center's Human Rights & the Arts Working Group, January 2013

Join a working group

The Rapoport Center sponsors collaborative working groups initiated by our affiliated faculty that research and explore various human rights topics. These groups are comprised of faculty and students from diverse disciplines across campus. We invite you to join a working group and become part of the conversation!

LLM Concentration in Human Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law

This innovative concentration provides students with a robust, critical, and comparative foundation in both human rights and constitutional law. It offers students a comprehensive understanding of contemporary human rights practices, including uses of constitutional law, in both domestic and international settings.

Human Rights Job Board

NYU's Center for Human Rights & Global Justice maintains a page for job postings and similar opportunities in the human rights field that may be of interest to current students as well as postgraduates.