Summer Fellowships for Graduate Students
2012 Graduate Summer Fellows Eva Hershaw and Juan Camilo Agudelo
Application deadline for Summer 2014: TBD
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.
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 ten weeks between the conclusion of the spring semester and the start of the fall semester.
Funding: Fellows will receive a stipend based on the time they work with the Center.Projects may include the following:
- Engage in human rights research, writing, and curriculum development
- Work on the publication of the Center's Annual Review by writing and editing articles, designing layout, and working extensively with the software program InDesign
- Serve on an editorial board for a working paper series or collaborative journal project
- Mentor undergraduate interns
- Work with a variety of legal and archival material on international and transnational human rights issues
- Draft grant proposals
- Research internships related to human rights and international law
- Serve 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
- Assist in the planning of the speaker series and annual conference
- Expand the Center's social media and web presence
- Work with affiliated faculty on human rights-related research
- Commitment to research in the area of human rights and/or international law
- Excellent writing ability
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Regular and punctual maintenance of office hours
- Proficiency in Spanish and/or Portuguese
- Journalism experience
- Demonstrated expertise with publication, design, and website software (Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, etc.)
Qualified students are invited to apply for the fellowship by submitting:
- Cover letter (address how this fellowship will benefit your program of study and professional development and demonstrate your familiarity with Center projects and activities)
- CV/Resume (indicate any computer/software skills and foreign language proficiency)
- Unofficial transcript (including 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)
Please submit these materials to Rapoport Center Administrator William Chandler via email at firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Graduate Fellowship).Questions? Contact William Chandler at email@example.com or 512-232-4857.
2011 Graduate Summer Fellows (L to R): Raja Swamy, Amina Zarrugh, Lydia Putnam, and Juan Portillo