Each year, PHRGE Post-Graduate Fellowship on ESC Rights. The Fellowship offers recent law school graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the human rights field while broadening and deepening their network of professional contacts. PHRGE Post-Grad Fellows carry out research and other programmatic tasks related to PHRGE’s mission. Current Post-Fellows are carrying out research projects relating to PHRGE's programs on the Right to Health and Large Scale Land Acquisition as well as research following up on the 2013 Institute.
Sonia Haerizadeh- Health and Human Rights Fellow
Duygu Sener- Right to Land and Large-Scale Land Acquisition Fellow
Single Post-Grad Fellowship
The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law (NUSL) is pleased to announce an opportunity related to its Post-Graduate Fellowship Program. The Fellowship offers recent law school graduates the opportunity to gain valuable experience in the human rights field while broadening and deepening their network of professional contacts. PHRGE Post-Grad Fellows carry out research and other programmatic tasks related to PHRGE’s mission of advancing human rights by:
- Opening the law to consideration of the importance and social value of human rights through training and educational work with judges, lawyers and law students;
- Building partnerships to strengthen the alignment between research undertaken by NUSL faculty and students and human rights advocacy led by local and international civil society organizations; and
- Helping NUSL students interested in human rights and related legal work to build their qualifications for such work and increase their knowledge of and relationship to the field.
The Fellowship does not currently provide a stipend to the Fellow, but PHRGE will seek to facilitate compensation opportunities for the Fellow over the course of his/her fellowship. Depending on the specific projects undertaken, Fellows will work under the direct supervision of a NUSL Faculty member, PHRGE’s Executive Director or the Program’s Assistant Director. This opportunity is open to all recent JD or LLM graduates, but preference will be given to graduates of Northeastern University School of Law with direct knowledge of PHRGE’s human rights work.
The duties of the Fellow will include:
- Participation in a long-term research project led by a PHRGE Faculty Co-Director and/or a PHRGE staff member in one of the Program’s human rights program areas;
- Work to strengthen PHRGE’s JD Fellowship program, including extensive contact with PHRGE Fellowship partner organizations;
- Contribution to the organization and presentation of PHRGE events, including the April 2014 featuring Dean Penelope Edwards of Albany Law School;
- Active collaboration with PHRGE’s newly-launched Student Advisory Council (SAC); and
- Attendance at human rights conferences, advocacy events and networking opportunities.
PHRGE Post-Graduate ESC Rights Fellows must be able to devote a minimum of 20 hours per week to the fellowship for a period of not less than six months. Ordinarily, applications for this Fellowship are accepted in late spring, but due to special circumstances, a single Fellowship is available to begin on or after December 15, 2013 and to conclude on or before June 30, 2014.
To apply, send a Letter of Interest along with a CV, a law school transcript and (for NUSL grads) course evaluations to PHRGE Executive Director, Kevin Murray at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applications will be accepted until the Fellowship is filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply by December 6, 2013.