Law Students: Practical Opportunities
The Rapoport Center regularly facilitates judicial internship placements with international courts and tribunals, including the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. Learn more.
Each spring, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice offers summer funds for UT law students working in international human rights—including within the United States—connected to the Center's mission of promoting the economic and political enfranchisement of marginalized individuals and groups both locally and globally. Learn more.
Human Rights Scholars make up a core group of J.D. students actively involved with the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice. These students have a strong background and demonstrated interest in pursuing career opportunities in international human rights law and advocacy. Learn more.
Human Rights Internship & Employment Database
In conjunction with the Career Services Office (CSO), the Rapoport Center has compiled a Human Rights Internship & Employment Database (EID required) with opportunities that UT Law students and alumni have pursued. Our students and graduates have a wealth of experience in the human rights field, and we hope this will serve as a resource to others looking to enter the field.
We have also worked with CSO to contribute to the Public Interest Career Development Handbook to offer guidance on the international public interest/human rights internship and job search. Please see the CSO website for more information.
As a part of its focus on service-learning, the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice works closely with several of the Law School's human- and civil rights-related clinical programs. These clinics provide direct advocacy opportunities and interdisciplinary collaboration between students and faculty. Learn more.
These resources provide background on searching and applying for international public interest opportunities.
There are a number of student organizations and journals at the Law School working on various human rights issues. Click here for a listing of these organizations. Contact us if you would like to suggest an organization for the list.