Grad students wanted for MHR & Human Rights Watch Collaborative Project

UMN’s Master of Human Rights and Human Rights Watch Collaboration Project

Recruiting Graduate Students for Spring 2017

apply by November 1, 2016

The University of Minnesota’s Master of Human Rights (MHR)/Human Rights Watch collaboration project is seeking up to 12 graduate students for its 2016-17 project "Evaluating Human Rights Watch’s Policy Impact.” Students will work directly with HRW professional staff and present their findings at the HRW headquarters in New York in May 2017.

Successful applicants must:

· be enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Minnesota; students from public affairs, law, the college of liberal arts, and public health, among others, are encouraged to apply

· have relevant professional or academic background in at least one of the following

o human rights

o international development

o policy analysis

o program evaluation

o research methods

· have demonstrated strengths in research, analysis, and writing

Preferred candidates may have:

· overseas professional or research experience

· command of languages other than English

· demonstrated ability to work effectively in interdisciplinary teams

To apply:

Please send a brief cover letter, CV, and the names of two University of Minnesota faculty/supervisor references by November 1, 2016 to the Master of Human Rights (MHR) program at In your cover letter, please explain how your professional and/or academic background has helped you prepare for this project.

Please specify whether you prefer to take the course as a 2-credi t, 3-credit, or either.

Additional Information

Successful candidates will enroll in 2 or 3 credit course, PA 5890 - Topics in Global Policy, offered in Spring 2017 by Prof. James Ron. Initial meetings with HRW staff will take place in Minneapolis in early December 2016, and there will be background reading over the winter break.

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