Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR)

Atrocity Prevention Legal Training Project

Summer 2016 Law Internship

Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights

The Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) is a leading global center for the study, teaching, and promotion of human rights. Specifically, CLIHHR strengthens laws, norms and institutions to prevent mass atrocities, protect human rights and rebuild communities globally.

Atrocity Prevention Legal Training Project

CLIHHR has received special funding for a new initiative, the Atrocity Prevention Legal Training Project. The Project aims to develop learning modules for broader dissemination within the law school community of the principles, purposes and implementation of atrocity prevention. Phase I of this project is to carry out an assessment that will involve four key components:

1. An in-depth review of learning modules, syllabi, and other materials developed in undergraduate and graduate education in related fields, such as, among others, history, political science, Holocaust Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, legal studies, international relations, and public health;

2. Discussion with professors and other educators in those fields to learn their best practices for “mainstreaming” atrocity prevention into their work;

3. Review of relevant materials generated by NGOs working in atrocity prevention, education, peace building and related fields (i.e., Auschwitz Institute, Facing History Facing Ourselves); and

4. Interaction with law professors in international law, international human rights, international criminal law, international humanitarian law and related fields to determine how best to develop a useful tool to enable them to “mainstream” atrocity prevention into their courses.

Internship Program

The summer internship program is ten (10) weeks long, and will begin on or around June 1, 2016. Student interns are expected to attend training sessions on relevant skills to conduct the necessary legal and other research in furtherance of the project. It is based at the Cardozo Law Institute in Holocaust and Human Rights (CLIHHR) in New York, N.Y. CLIHHR has stipends for two positions. The stipend for the summer is $5000.

Applicants are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills. Students with prior knowledge of and/or a demonstrated interest in international human rights law or atrocity prevention are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send: (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) unofficial transcript; (4) contact information for two references and (5) a writing sample of no more than 12 pages to Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum at Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled.


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