Benjamin B. Ferencz Fellowships in Human Rights and Law
This program for law students, graduate students in related fields, or recent law school graduates in the Twin Cities provides part-time fellowships at World Without Genocide. Students work on core areas of human rights including research, policy development and assessment, and action.
The fellowships are named for one of the world’s leading advocates for human rights, Benjamin B. Ferencz. At trials in Nuremberg, Germany in 1947, Ferencz prosecuted members of the Nazi Einsatzgruppen, mobile killing squads responsible for the deaths of more than a million Jews during the Holocaust. Ferencz received convictions for every one of the accused.
Duration of fellowships: Two consecutive semesters (fall and spring); 5-10 hours per week.
Funding: $1,500. Half is paid after the demonstrated successful completion of each semester.
Number of positions: flexible.
Areas of Concentration: The International Criminal Court; Climate Change, Violence, and Ecocide; Persecuted Minority Groups; and Violence and Discrimination Against Women
Qualifications: Exceptional skills in written and oral communications; ability to interact well with a wide range of people, including elected officials; experience in legal and social science research; ability to work extremely well in an independent capacity; a demonstrated commitment to justice and human rights; and a background in genocide studies, international law, or related fields.
To apply: Applications are found here. Submit a completed application, résumé, and a 200-250 letter of intent to email@example.com by September 3, 2021. For additional information, visit worldwithoutgenocide.org/fellowships or contact 952-693-5206.
Academic credit: Credit may be arranged. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Co-curricular credit: Students may arrange for recognition from MJF (Minnesota Justice Foundation).