Center for Reproductive Rights
  • 01-Feb-2018 to 02-Apr-2018 (EST)
  • US Legal Program
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full Time

Job Title: US Human Rights Externally Funded Law School Fellowship 

Department: U.S. Programs, U.S. Human Rights team 

Center Background: The Center for Reproductive Rights (the Center) is the premier global legal organization dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, self-determination, and dignity. Its mission is straightforward and ambitious: to advance reproductive health and rights as fundamental human rights that all governments around the world are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. Headquartered in New York City, the Center has regional offices in Bogota, Geneva, Kathmandu, Nairobi, and Washington, DC and a staff of more than 130 diverse professionals. Its annual operating budget is approximately $29 million, the result of an extraordinary growth trajectory; the Center is now poised for a new phase of significant expansion through its next Strategic Plan.

The Center's game-changing litigation and advocacy work, combined with its unparalleled expertise in constitutional, comparative, and international human rights law, have transformed how reproductive rights are understood by courts, governments, and human rights bodies worldwide. It has played a key role in securing landmark legal victories in the U.S., Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe on issues including access to life-saving obstetrics care, contraception, safe abortion services, and comprehensive sexuality information, as well as the prevention of forced sterilization and child marriage. It has brought groundbreaking cases before national courts, U.N. Committees, and regional human rights bodies, led the development of historic, proactive legislation advancing robust protections for reproductive rights, and has built the legal capacity of women's rights advocates in more than 60 countries.

 To learn more about the Center for Reproductive Rights, go to www.reproductiverights.org.

 

Externally Funded Fellowship, U.S. Human Rights:

The Center for Reproductive Rights is seeking to sponsor applicants for an externally funded fellowship, to work within U.S. Programs as a member of the U.S. Human Rights team. This team collaboratively integrates U.S. human rights strategies to advance the full spectrum of reproductive rights in the United States, including equal access to safe and respectful maternal healthcare. Candidates must identify the externally funded fellowship opportunity on their own before contacting the Center. The Center is unable to provide the connection to externally funded opportunities

This position will be based in New York City.

The U.S. Human Rights fellow will be a member of the Center's U.S. human rights team and will work in collaboration with the Center's U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Litigation, Judicial Strategies, and Pro Bono teams.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting in-depth legal and legislative research and analysis;
  • Researching and drafting submissions to international and regional human rights mechanisms; and
  • Developing and drafting policy and advocacy materials, including fact sheets and talking points.

Qualifications include: excellent research and writing skills, and knowledge of reproductive rights and reproductive justice issues or other issues relating to human rights, civil rights, or racial and social justice. A J.D. degree is required.

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Externally Funded Fellowship, Maternal Health & Human Rights:

The Center for Reproductive Rights is seeking to sponsor applicants for an externally funded fellowship, to work within the U.S. Human Rights team on the Center's Maternal Health & Human Rights Initiative. This Initiative works to promote and seek accountability for the right to equality and nondiscrimination in access to safe and respectful maternal health care in the United States. Candidates must identify the externally funded fellowship opportunity on their own before contacting the Center. The Center is unable to provide the connection to externally funded opportunities

This position will be based in New York City.

The Maternal Health & Human Rights fellow will be a member of the Center's U.S. human rights team and will work in close collaboration with the Center's U.S. Policy and Advocacy team.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and other state and local maternal health policy developments;
  • Conducting in-depth legal and legislative research, analysis, and drafting; and
  • Developing and drafting policy and advocacy materials, including bill analyses, fact sheets, and talking points.

 Qualifications include: excellent research and writing skills, and knowledge of reproductive rights and reproductive justice issues or other issues relating to human rights, civil rights, or racial and social justice. Public-policy experience is a plus. A law degree is required.

 How to Apply: Please click on the link below to apply. A cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references must be included in your application in order to be considered for this position. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you would like to be considered for the U.S. Human Rights Fellowship or Maternal Health & Human Rights Fellowship. Please include these application materials as attachments.

 https://reproductiverights.applicantpro.com/jobs/719204-29628.html

Deadline for applications: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

The Center for Reproductive Rights is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff. We strongly encourage candidates from all groups and communities to apply.

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