Human Rights Institute Seeks Summer Research Assistants and Interns
We currently seek research assistants and interns for the following two projects:
1. Law and policy of extrajudicial executions. Professors Philip Alston (NYU) and Sarah Knuckey (Columbia) jointly seek a summer Research Assistant to conduct research and writing for an edited text on the law and policy of extrajudicial executions and the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions. A commitment to human rights and excellent organizational and writing skills are essential. The position is available during the summer, and the start and end dates are negotiation. The position is paid. To apply, please submit to Randi.Aho@law.columbia.edu in a single PDF document: (a) a letter of interest, (b) your CV, (c) transcript, (d) a list of references.
2. Counterterrorism, armed conflict, and human rights. The Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute is seeking Research Assistants for Summer 2017. Research Assistants will be responsible for conducting research, and supporting advocacy efforts, in three areas of work: (1) U.S. security assistance to other countries in the context of armed conflict and counterterrorism, and possible linkages to human rights violations in specific countries; (2) the viability and strategic impact of litigation of a case before international mechanisms (e.g. Inter-American Commission on Human rights, African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, and U.N. treaty bodies); and (3) legal research and advocacy support for our project on international law, transparency and accountability for the extraterritorial use of lethal force. The summer position provides intensive writing opportunities and is an excellent way to develop students’ knowledge, research, and advocacy skills in the field of international law. Interested students with a background in public international law, particularly international human rights and humanitarian law, are especially encouraged to apply.
Research Assistants will work with Professor Sarah Knuckey, Director of the Human Rights Clinic, Alex Moorehead, the Director of the Project on Counterterrorism, Armed Conflict, and Human Rights, and Rahma Hussein, Legal Fellow.
Both full-time and part-time positions are available and start/end dates are negotiable. Paid and unpaid (for students with their own summer funding) positions are available.
To apply, please submit to Randi.Aho@law.columbia.edu in a single PDF document: (a) your CV and transcripts, (b) a one page cover letter describing your interest, qualifications for the position, and whether you are interested in a part-time or full-time position, (c) a list of references.
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.