Human Rights Watch Fellowships

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Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.

For recent graduates of law schools or graduate programs in journalism, international relations, area studies, or other relevant disciplines from universities worldwide.

Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship:

Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch, this fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master's level) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies. Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

Arthur Koenig Fellowship:

Established in 2010, the Arthur Koenig Fellowship is designed to help bring talented people from disadvantaged economic backgrounds into the human rights movement.

The Arthur Koenig fellowship is open to recent graduates (at the Master's level or above) in the fields of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies.

Graduates with LL.B. degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered.

Qualifications:

  • In addition to the application materials described, applicants must submit an essay describing the aspects of their background that have been economically disadvantaged.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong background in international human rights and be committed to building a career in human rights.
  • Research experience, including experience conducting interviews, ideally in the context of human rights research, is required.
  • Field experience in human rights is strongly desirable.
  • Applicants must have exceptional analytic skills and excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired as is familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur.
    Application Deadline; Mid October.

    For more information and application, please visit; Human Rights Watch Fellowships Website

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