As promising leaders in the human rights field, Human Rights Scholars play a vital role in the daily life and future of the Rapoport Center. These students have a strong background in and commitment to international human rights and justice. Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in collaborative research on human rights topics and to work closely with the Rapoport Center's programs and planning over the course of the academic year.
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.
The Charles Moyer Human Rights Fellowship honors the life and work of Charles Moyer, whose professional career has been devoted to the international protection of human rights, and who was the first Secretary of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
The Rapoport Center facilitates judicial internship placements for Texas Law students with international courts and tribunals, including the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, and the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. Students may receive funding or academic credit for these internships.
The Rapoport Center offers summer funding to Texas Law students working in international and transnational human rights—including within the United States—connected to the Center’s mission of serving as a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice.
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.
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.