Opportunities for Graduate Students

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Summer Fellowships in Natural Resource Governance, Human Rights & Inequality

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016

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 2017 for UT law and graduate students to intern with organizations based in the Global South working on issues of natural resource governance, human rights, and inequality.

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.

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.

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

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.

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!


Audre Rapoport Prize for Scholarship on Gender and Human Rights

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.


Contribute to the Working Paper Series

The Rapoport Center is currently soliciting papers for its Human Rights Working Paper Series. We are also soliciting blog posts concerning contemporary human rights issues, whether or not related to working papers. Readers are also welcome to join the discussion by commenting to papers and posts.

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 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 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.