Human Rights Watch Finberg Fellowship 2017

Human Rights Watch (HRW) offering Finberg Fellowship for the year 2017-18, which is established in the memory of Alan R. and Barbara D. Finberg who were the early supporters of Human Rights Watch.

HRW is an international human rights observing and advocacy organization well known for its success in changing the human rights related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions
This fellowship is available to recent graduates (at the Master’s level) in the grounds of law, journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies


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Eligibility Criteria for HRW Finberg Fellowship 2017

This fellowship is open to recent graduate of law schools or graduate programme in journalism, international relations, or other relevant studies from universities across the world

Graduates with LLB degrees or advanced degrees in other relevant disciplines may also be considered; the applying 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 needed

Candidate should have exceptional analytic skills and excellent oral and written communications skills in English. Proficiency in one language in addition to English is strongly desired as is familiarity with countries or regions where serious human rights violations occur

He/she must be highly motivated and well organized, able to work quickly, both independently and as a member of a team, able to juggle multiple tasks, and able to meet tight deadlines

Salary and Benefits

The salary for 2017-2018 fellows is US $55,000, plus excellent employer-paid benefits. HRW will pay reasonable relocation expenses and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply

Application Deadline for HRW Finberg Fellowship 2017

Please apply immediately or by 11:59 PM ET on October 8, 2016. No phone calls, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Please note that shortlisted candidates may be contacted at a later stage to submit the following: two letters of recommendation and an official law or graduate school transcript

Please direct inquiries, including technical difficulties with your application submission, to [email protected]. Due to the large response, application submissions via email will not be accepted and inquiries regarding the status of applications will go unanswered
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Important Dates for HRW Finberg Fellowship 2017

Apply immediately or by 11.59 PM ET on 08th October 2016
Available for interviews in New York from late November to mid-December 2016