Tuesday, October 11, 2011

International Justice Project Fellowship

The International Justice Project offers a challenging fellowship on the cutting edge of international law. This position combines both fieldwork and research while providing an opportunity to engage with experienced professionals in the areas of international criminal law and human rights advocacy.
The Marilyn S. Broad Fellow will have a leading role in designing and realizing the Darfur Community Health and Reparations Project, a research venture focusing on 1) the mental and physical harm suffered by the Darfuri population as a consequence of the destruction of Darfur, as well as on 2) the available restorative justice mechanisms for addressing this harm.
The Fellow will also help to build and coordinate a network of legal and healthcare professionals collaborating to assist this population in the U.S. This will involve interacting with individual clients as well as reaching out to partner organizations and contacts in the donor community in order to identify co-operative domains and new funding sources.
J.D./LL.M. student or recent graduate; graduate student with a focus on international relations, international law or a related field.
A successful candidate will have a demonstrated interest in international human rights or international criminal law, previous experience or a strong interest in non-profit management and development, as well as the ability to work and solve problems independently. Strong research and writing skills and experience in fieldwork with victims of human rights violations or refugees is considered a plus.
This fellowship is funded by a $5000 stipend from the Marilyn S. Broad Foundation. This position is available to students seeking credits or have independent funding. Due to limited resources, the IJP is not in a position to provide any additional financial compensation. Thus we strongly urge candidates to seek funding from other sources.
Please send complete applications to ijp@internationaljusticeproject.com.
A complete application will include
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Writing sample in related topic (max. 2 pages)
  • Letter of Reference
Deadline for applications: October 28, 2011. Applicants should be available for a training period in November 2011 and a start date in December 2011 or January 2012.

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