Past Placements

The Leitner Center Summer Fellows internship program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain practical experience and education in the theory and application of international human rights law. The Program provides students with stipends of up to $5,000 to work with international human rights organizations full-time for a minimum of ten weeks over the summer. For more details, visit the Leitner Summer Fellows Internship Program page.

Leitner Summer Fellows have worked around the globe, including at the organizations listed below. Fordham Law Students who wish to review internship evaluations completed by students about these organizations can review the Internship Binder located at the Leitner Center.


SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA


GHANA
Centre for Population Education and Human Rights [2010]
Conflict Prevention, Management and Resolution Department of the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC) [2009]
Kumasi Central Prison [2009]
Supreme Court of Ghana [2008]
Legal Resources Center [2010, 2007]

KENYA
Kenya Sex Workers Alliance [2013]

MALAWI
Malawi Human Rights Resource Center
[2010, 2008]

NIGERIA
Women’s Consortium of Nigeria [2011]

RWANDA
Institute of Legal Practice and Development [2009]

SOUTH AFRICA
Legal Resources Centre
[2011]
Treatment Action Campaign
[2009, 2006]
Parliamentary Monitoring Group
[2009]
Idasa
[2009]
Open Democracy Advice Center
[2009]
Women’s Legal Centre
[2008]
Freedom of Expression Institute
[2007]
Southern Africa Litigation Centre
[2013, 2011, 2006]
HIV/AIDS Human Rights Research Centre at University of Pretoria
[2006]
Penal Reform Project
[2005]

TANZANIA
United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
[2010, 2008, 2005]

SIERRA LEONE
Center for Safe Motherhood, Youth and Child Outreach (CESMYCO)
[2010]
Timap for Justice
[2010]

UGANDA
Slum Aid Project [2010]
Foundation for Human Rights Initiative [2009]

ZIMBABWE
Legal Resources Foundation
[2006]


MIDDLE EAST AND NORTHEN AFRICA


EGYPT
St. Andrews Refugee Resettlement Legal Aid Project
[2012, 2011, 2010]

ISRAEL
Hotline for Migrant Workers
[2010]
Miklat’s Israel Center for Family Justice [2006]

MOROCCO
l’Organisation Marocaine des Droits Humains
[2007]

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Maria Christina Foundation [2011]


AMERICAS


ARGENTINA
Asociacion por los Derechos Civiles
[2008]
Center for Human Rights and the Environment (CEDHA)
[2008]

BOLIVIA
Institute of International Studies of Bolivia (IDEI) [2009, 2008]
International Justice Mission
[2008]

BRAZIL
Grupo Pela Vidda de Rio de Janeiro (GPV/RJ)
[2005]
Fundaçao Alavanca [2005]

COLOMBIA
Center for the Study of Law, Justice and Society- Dejusticia
[2008]

COSTA RICA
CEFEMINA
[2006]

CUBA
Union Nacional de Juristas de Cuba & The Center for Cuban Studies
[2004]

ECUADOR
Chevron Litigation [2010, 2008, 2006]

GUATEMALA
Asociacion Grupo Ceiba
[2007]

HAITI
Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
[2011]

JAMAICA
Independent Jamaica Council for Human Rights [2009]
UNAIDS Jamaica Office [2009]

MEXICO
Proyecto de Derechos Economicos, Sociales y Culturales (ProDESC) [2008]
Sin Fronteras (Without Borders)
[2008]
Acortar Distancias
[2007]

NICARAGUA
Nitlapan
[2010]
Nicoya Mission/ New Haven/ Leon Sister City Project (NHLSCP)
[2012, 2009]

PERU
La Comisión Andina de Juristas
[2008]                                       


UNITED STATES


San Francisco, CA
Center for Justice and Accountability

New Haven, CT
Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
[2009]

Washington, DC
Political-Military Analysis Center, Hudson Institute
[2009]
Federal Judicial Center – International Judicial Relations Office
[2009]
Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights
[2011]

New York, NY
ACLU – National
[2008]
Asia Catalyst
[2012]
Asia Law and Justice Program
[2010]
Catholic Charities Community Services in the Department of Immigration of Refugee Services [2011, 2009]
Center for Constitutional Rights [2008]
Center for Human Rights and Global Justice [2008]
Center for Reproductive Rights [2010, 2009]
Central American Legal Assistance [2010]
Equality Now [2012, 2010]
Global Justice Center
[2011, 2010]
Grameen America
[2010]
Human Rights Watch [2010, 2006]
International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) [2012, 2011, 2005]
The International Legal Foundation [2012]
International Rescue Committee –
Citizenship Initiative Program [2007]
Lutheran Social Services – Immigration Legal Services Group [2010]
Make the Road New York [2012]
Open Society Foundations, Justice Initiative [2013]
Safe Horizon
[2012]
Scholars at Risk Network
[2009]
United Nations Development Programme [2011, 2009, 2008]
United Nations Development Programme Red Ribbon Award [2010, 2009]
United Nations Office of Legal Affairs – Codification Division [2007]
United Nations Office of Staff Legal Affairs [2012]
United Nations OSE for Haiti
[2010]
Urban Justice Center [2012]
Virtue Foundation [2012]

Harlingen, TX
South Texas Pro Bono Asylum Representation Project (ProBAR)
[2008]


ASIA AND PACIFIC


AUSTRALIA
HIV / AIDS Legal Centre (HALC)
[2010, 2009]

CAMBODIA
Cambodian Bar Association
[2004]
Documentation Center of Cambodia [2013]
East-West Management Institute (EWMI)
[2004]
Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC)
[2008]
Legal Aid of Cambodia
[2011]
The Face to Face AIDS Project
[2008]

CHINA
Beijing Yirenping Center
[2011]
Committee to Support Chinese Lawyers
[2008]

INDIA
PRS Legislative Research, Centre for Policy Research
[2009]
Apne Aap Women Worldwide
[2007]
India Centre for Human Rights and Law
[2006]
Prerana
[2005]

INDONESIA
UN Development Programme – HIV/AIDS Group
[2009]

KOREA
North Korea Freedom Coalition
[2009]

NEPAL
Advocacy Forum-Nepal
[2012, 2011, 2010, 2009]
Nepal Bar Association
[2005] 

NEW ZEALAND
Wellington Community Law Centre
[2010]

PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Centre for Environmental Law and Community Rights (CELCOR) [2008]

PHILLIPINES
Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
[2006]

SRI LANKA
UN Development Programme – HIV/AIDS Group
[2008]

TAJIKISTAN
American Bar Association – Rule of Law Initiative
[2012, 2004]

THAILAND
Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia [2010]
MAP Foundation for Ethnic Health and Labour [2010]
Mekong Region Law Center [2008]


EUROPE


GREECE
European Public Law Organization
[2008]

HUNGARY
European Roma Rights Centre
[2010]

IRELAND
Immigrant Council of Ireland
[2011]

ITALY
Jesuit Refugee Services
[2008]

KOSOVO
International Civilian Office

NETHERLANDS
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
[2012, 2011]

NORTHERN IRELAND
Committee on the Administration of Justice (CAJ)
[2010, 2008]

ROMANIA
Contrast
[2005]

SERBIA
Helsinki Committee for Human Rights
[2006]

SWITZERLAND
UNAIDS Headquarters
[2010]


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