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Human Rights Watch Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg Fellowship

Established in memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg, early supporters of Human Rights Watch (“HRW”), 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.

Fellows typically work full-time in Human Rights Watch’s New York or Washington, D.C. office or in some instances in another location, monitoring human rights developments in various countries, conduct on-site investigations, draft reports on human rights conditions, and engage in advocacy and media outreach aimed at publicizing and curtailing human rights violations.

Past fellows have conducted research and advocacy on numerous different issues in countries all over the world. Recent examples include projects on: police corruption and access to justice in Liberia; accessibility for people with disabilities in Russia; youth in solitary confinement in US prisons; hazardous child labor in artisanal gold mining in Tanzania; police abuse of gay men in Kyrgyzstan.

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 work is strongly desirable.

Fields of Study:

  • Law; Journalism; International Relations

Location:

  • New York or Washington, DC

Program Type:

  • Professional Opportunity
  • Travel

Citizenship:

  • US Citizen
  • US National or Permanent Resident
  • Citizen of another country

Program Length:

  • One year

Degree Level:

  • Graduate

Amount:

  • $55,000 plus excellent employer-paid benefits.