Summer Opportunities Abroad in Mexico and Kenya

International internships are a unique opportunity for law students to acquire practical experience "in the field," a key prerequisite to working abroad or in international human rights law. Professor Dina Francesca Haynes is currently seeking applications from students who have an interest in working abroad during the summer of 2010. Successful candidates will be nominated for consideration for one of two prestigious internships in either Mexico or Kenya. The Center for Law and Social Responsibility will be providing a small stipend for students accepted to a program to offset some of the costs of travel and accommodation.
Candidates must have an interest and background in international, human rights, immigration and/or refugee law and the ability to spend at least six (6) weeks of the summer abroad. Interested applicants will need to submit the following materials:
  • Cover letter detailing all experience abroad (in particular third world countries), all languages spoken, and any prior human rights experience;
  • Resume;
  • Official transcript; and
  • List of three (3) references.

Applications should be made to the attention of Adonia Simpson, Fellow for the Center of Law and Social Responsibility and dropped off on the 4th Floor of Stuart Street by 5:00 PM on November 10, 2009. Interviews of qualified candidates will be conducted in the following weeks and the successful applicant's materials forwarded to the organizations in question.

Professor Haynes will be speaking briefly about these opportunities at the International Law Society Meeting on Monday, October 19 at 5:00 PM in room 305. If you are unable to attend the meeting, and have any questions about the application process or programs, please do not hesitate to email Adonia Simpson at