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The Center and its partners offer unique professional development and experiential opportunities available to WCL and AU students throughout the year. For current opportunities, qualifications and application deadlines, please see the links below.

Center Seeks Dean's Fellows for Summer 2015
The Center is searching for Dean's Fellows for Spring 2015 to support an array of activities and programs, including the planning and implementation of Center events, and administrative duties. Dean’s Fellows are considered part-time staff for the Center and are integrated into all Center programming and activities. The Center will prioritize 20 hrs/wk commitments. Successful applicants will have exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, a demonstrated interest in human rights, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and exceptional writing skills in English. To apply, send a cover letter and résumé to Lauren Bartlett at bartlett@wcl.american.edu with "Dean's Fellow" in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled.

The Center is also searching for Dean’s Fellows for the Anti-Torture Initiative, one of our core projects. The Dean’s Fellows will support the activities of the Project and the Special Rapporteur on Torture, WCL Professor Juan E. Mendez, regarding follow-up to the implementation of his thematic and country-specific recommendations through legal research, strategy planning and assisting with the preparationof follow-up country visits and related report drafting. Additionally, the Dean’s Fellows will support the project’s website and will be responsible for implementing outreach strategies through social media to expand the impact of the Special Rapporteur’s work. Successful applicants will have exceptional legal research and English-language writing skills, a demonstrated interest in human rights and active use of social media. Fluency in Spanish or French and knowledge of Word Press are highly desirable. Early applications will be prioritized. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter toLauren Bartlett at bartlett@wcl.american.edu and Andra Nicolescu anicoles@wcl.american.edu with "ATI Dean's Fellow" as a subject. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the positions have been filled.

Paid Summer Internship with Maryland legal Aid's Human Rights Project
Maryland Legal Aid’s Human Rights Project is seeking a summer intern! An ideal candidate would be a rising 3rd year that has a strong background in international human rights law and an interest in bringing human rights home. The candidate should also have strong research and writing skills, an ability to work autonomously, and an ability to deliver quality work-product in a timely manner. Maryland Legal Aid is the first direct legal services organization to adopt a human rights framework. The organization provides free legal services to the poor all across Maryland. It represents clients in a broad range of civil legal matters in the areas of housing, consumer, health, education, public benefits, elder, veteran’s, children’s rights, and worker’s rights. The aim of the Human Rights Project is to infuse all areas of advocacy and client relations within the organization with human rights norms.The internship is paid and requires a commitment of 400 hours from the student. The position will be located in Maryland Legal Aid’s Baltimore City office. All interested candidates, please send a resume, cover letter, three references and a writing sample to Reena Shah at rshah@mdlab.org by April 3, 2015.