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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.