December 1, 2014 (New York, NY) – The Leitner Center is pleased to announce that it will once again be offering stipends to support Fordham Law School students completing internships in international human rights law over the summer.
The 2015 Leitner Center Summer Fellows program enables selected students to undertake unpaid internships at international organizations, NGOs, and courts that focus on international human rights. Fellows receive stipends of up to $5,000 to work full-time for a minimum of ten weeks over the summer. Information about deadlines and applications requirements can be found here: http://leitnercenter.org/summer-internships/
Fellows are also encouraged to develop a piece of academic writing about the work they undertake over the summer with an eye towards producing a note or other publication upon their return to Fordham. To that end, the Center offers a human rights drafting course for Leitner Summer Fellows who wish to turn their summer experiences into a note for submission to the Fordham Law Review or International Law Journal, among others. Students also file a report about their experiences and contribute to the Leitner Summer Fellows Intern Blog, which chronicles their summer experiences.
Since its inception in 2004, the Summer Fellows internship program has sent law students to countries all over the world including Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cambodia, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Nepal, Nicaragua, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, the Philippines, Romania, Rwanda, Russia, Serbia, South Africa, South Korea, Tanzania, Turkey, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. To see where and with which organizations interns have worked before, visit this page.
For more information on eligibility and how to apply, please visit this page.
There are two deadlines for Leitner Summer Fellows internship funding in 2015. The early decision deadline is January 23, 2015 and the general decision deadline is March 27, 2015.