All Columbia Law School students, including 1Ls and LLMs are encouraged to apply to research assistantships at the Human Rights Institute, where they will collaborate with one or more of the Institute's Faculty Co-Directors and Project Directors on issues ranging from health, labor, and gender-based rights internationally and in the U.S., to international law, counter-terrorism, and armed conflict, and business and human rights in the global economy. Learn about Spring 2019 opportunities
Research Assistants are sought for work on the research projects, To apply, please complete this application form by January 14, 2019 at 5:00 PM EST.
- Professor Sarah Knuckey. Research assistants are sought to work on a global research project into human rights NGOs, and will conduct research on NGOs in specific countries as well as interviews with activists in countries around the world. (Positions are paid).
- Business and human rights. Research assistants will analyze and map critical perspectives of the "business and human rights field," in particular the role of workers and affected communities in various initiatives. (Working with Human Rights Clinic Deputy Director & HRI's Benjamin Hoffman; this position is for credit/pro bono hours).
- International humanitarian law. Research assistant will assist with ensuring that footnote citations in a chapter on international humanitarian law and mental harm are fully in accordance with the Bluebook style. (Working with HRI Project Director Alex Moorehead and Professor Sarah Knuckey; this position is paid).
- Advancing HRI’s communications and public advocacy. Research assistants will focus on advancing communications in the substantive areas of HRI’s work and will research best practices by similar organizations. (Working with HRI Managing Director Maya Alkateb-Chami and HRI Project Directors; this position is for pro bono hours).