Summer Fellowships at the Rapoport Center
2013 Graduate Summer Fellows Natalie Krebs and Giovanni Batz
Application deadline for Summer 2015:
Monday, March 2, 2015
The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law offers summer fellowships to law and graduate students. 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.
This summer we are particularly interested in candidates with some knowledge of or experience in human rights, and in candidates with experience or serious interest in scholarly publications and publication/graphic design.
These fellowships are an excellent opportunity for students interested in incorporating the study and practice of human rights into their research and professional development and in staying informed of developments in human rights scholarship. Summer fellows are chosen based on their backgrounds, academic credentials, and dedication to the study and practice of human rights.
Eligibility: This fellowship is open to all law and graduate students.
Commitment: Selected fellows should be available at least 20 hours per week for 12 weeks between the conclusion of the spring semester and the start of the fall semester.
Funding: Fellows will receive a stipend between $2000 and $4000, depending on the time they spend at the Center (which is based on their specific assignment).
2012 Graduate Summer Fellows Eva Hershaw and Juan Camilo Agudelo
- Engage in research and provide administrative support for a multi-year project on Rethinking Human Rights for the 21st Century, including the planning of a speaker series and annual conference to take place during the 2015-2016 academic year
- Work on the publication of the Center's 2014-2015 Annual Review by writing and editing articles, designing layout, and working extensively with the software program InDesign
- Work with a variety of legal and archival material on international and transnational human rights issues
- Engage in human rights research and writing; draft grant proposals
- Serve on an editorial board for a working paper series or collaborative journal project
- Act as liaison and help with outreach to students and faculty at the law school and across campus
- Coordinate human rights education at the graduate and undergraduate level
- Mentor undergraduate interns
- Commitment to research in the area of human rights and/or international law
- Excellent writing ability
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
- Demonstrated expertise with publication, design, and website software (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite)
- Experience with scholarly research and editing
- Event planning and/or fundraising experience
- Journalism experience
Qualified students should submit the following materials in PDF format to Rapoport Center Administrator William Chandler at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Graduate Fellowship):
- Cover letter (address how this fellowship will benefit your program of study and professional development; demonstrate your familiarity with Center projects and activities)
- CV/Resume (indicate any relevant skills and foreign language proficiency)
- Transcript (unofficial is fine; should include the courses you are currently taking)
- List of three references (at least two must be UT faculty)
- Writing sample (8-10 pages; does not need to relate directly to human rights, although that is preferable)
2011 Graduate Summer Fellows (L to R): Raja Swamy, Amina Zarrugh, Lydia Putnam, and Juan Portillo