Human Rights Institute
Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute

Position Announcement (two-year appointment):
Dash/Muse Fellow
Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute

Deadline extended to March 22, 2017
The Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute (HRI) is seeking a legal and teaching fellow for a two-year appointment that will span the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 academic years.  The position is designed for a Georgetown Law J.D. or LL.M. graduate with human rights experience, an interest in teaching, and a commitment to pursuing a career in the human rights field.

The Dash/Muse Fellow will work closely with the HRI leadership to conceptualize and implement all Institute programs.  Responsibilities will include: assisting with and contributing to the Institute’s Fact-Finding Project and its Legal & Policy Advocacy Project and serving as a teaching fellow in an accompanying practicum course; managing the Institute’s Associates Program; managing, with the Center on National Security and the Law, the Guantanamo Observers Program; providing support to and contributing to the campus human rights community; providing curricular and professional advice to students interested in human rights; managing engagement with the Institute’s human rights alumni network; helping to maintain the Institute’s strong ties to human rights practitioners; organizing human rights conferences and other events; and supporting the fundraising efforts of the HRI leadership.  Additional responsibilities may be determined based on the fellow’s specific background and interests, and the Institute’s needs.  The fellow will be eligible for an LL.M. in Public Advocacy provided the fellow produces a paper of publishable quality.

This fellowship is open to Georgetown Law graduates (J.D.s and LL.M.s) with at least two years of human rights experience.  The salary is $53,500/year.

Desired Qualifications:

•    Prior human rights experience and a commitment to continue working in this field;
•    An ability to take initiative, play a leadership role, and proactively address issues as they arise;
•    An ability to work both independently and as part of a small team;
•    Strong fact-finding research, writing, and editing skills;
•    Strong legal research, writing, and editing skills;
•    Advocacy and strategic planning experience;
•    Prior participation in the HRI Fact-Finding Project and/or Legal & Policy Advocacy Project;
•    Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
•    Experience and interest in organizing human rights-related conferences, events, and educational opportunities; and
•    A commitment to working closely with, and developing opportunities for, Georgetown students and alumni.

Application Materials and Submission Deadline: 

Please send the following materials to Rebecca Shopiro, Georgetown Law Centers and Institutes Assistant (, with the subject line “[Your Name] – Dash/Muse Fellow Application” by March 22, 2017:

•    A cover letter describing your commitment to human rights work and all relevant experience;
•    A resume;
•    A Georgetown Law transcript and any other relevant graduate transcripts; and
•    A brief (2-10 page) unedited writing sample.

About the Human Rights Institute: 

The Human Rights Institute is the focal point of human rights at Georgetown Law and helps ensure the Law Center’s place as a center of excellence in human rights teaching and training and in producing policy-relevant and influential human rights ideas and research.  HRI’s mission is to promote understanding of and respect for human rights and the practice of human rights law, and to develop Georgetown Law’s place as a global leader in human rights.  To carry out its mission, HRI works closely with the broad range of human rights faculty and staff experts at the Law Center as well as leaders in the global human rights movement, and manages programs and projects to generate and advance the research, writing, and advocacy work of students, alumni, and faculty.

For more information, please contact the Georgetown Law Human Rights Institute Dash/Muse Fellow, Patrick Griffith (

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