Opportunities for Undergraduate Students

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Undergraduate Internships

The Rapoport Center offers fall, spring, and summer internships to undergraduates who are interested in working in the field of human rights and social justice. Interns play an important role at the Rapoport Center, and support various initiatives depending on their background, interest, and the needs of the Center.

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Undergraduate Concentration in Human Rights & Social Justice

The Undergraduate Concentration in Human Rights & Social Justice, offered in collaboration with the Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP), introduces students to the interdisciplinary study and practice of human rights at home and around the world.

​2012 HRSAC representatives at the annual human rights fair
​2012 HRSAC representatives at the annual human rights fair

Human Rights Student Advisory Council

The Human Rights Student Advisory Council (HRSAC) offers undergraduate organizations working in human rights and social justice the opportunity to connect with the Rapoport Center, network with other like-minded organizations, and engage in collaborative human rights and social justice advocacy on the UT campus.

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.

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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.

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.