Opportunities for Graduate Students

Rainbow outside of Kathmandu
Rainbow spotted in suburb outside of Kathmandu. Photo courtesy of grant recipient Beth Prosnitz.

Graduate Student Fieldwork Grants on Human Rights & Inequality

Application Deadline: April 6, 2018

The Rapoport Center offers grants to support fieldwork by UT graduate students exploring the relationship between human rights and economic inequality.

Simone Gubler, Karen Lee, and Tom Elliott
2017 Graduate Summer Fellows Simone Gubler, Karen Lee, and Tom Elliott

Graduate Summer Fellowships at the Rapoport Center

Application Deadline: April 2, 2018

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: October 31, 2018

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.

Berta Cáceres
"Berta Cáceres" by UNEP is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

The Berta Cáceres Human Rights Fellowship

This fellowship honors indigenous Honduran activist Berta Cáceres and is open to law and non-law graduate students at UT with interests in indigenous rights and/or environmental justice.

Chinese agricultural worker
A Chinese agricultural worker toiling in Guangxi, China (photo by Kyle Taylor, shared under a CC BY 2.0 license)

Summer Fellowships in Labor, Human Rights & Inequality

As part of a five-year project to explore the relationship between economic inequality and human rights, the Rapoport Center is offering summer fellowships in 2018 for UT law and graduate students to intern with organizations collaborating/based in the Global South, working on issues of labor, human rights, and inequality.

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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.

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

Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights

Application Deadline: July 22, 2018

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.

paper 3 by Dan Deluca

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 that explore the relationship between labor, inequality, and human rights, in line with the Rapoport Center’s current thematic focus, but are also open to publishing papers on the topic of human rights more generally.

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.