Students enrich our work with their diverse experience.

Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowships

We seek students who have a passion for social change and rigorous analytic skills. We offer paid, hands-on opportunities to currently enrolled NYU students, with priority given to Stern. Fellows have provided invaluable support for the Center by helping to conduct research and manage projects in all of our issue areas. During the course of their work with the Center, they have visited garment factories, interviewed experts and companies on human rights, and published their findings in blogs, magazines and newspapers. 

Current Openings

Open Society Presidential Fellowship in Business

The Open Society Presidential Fellowship is awarded yearly to recent JD, MPA, MPP, and MBA graduates from accredited US law, public policy, and business schools. Based in New York City, Fellows pursue work related to human rights, good governance, nonprofit strategy, organizational management, and justice through an 11-month residence
within the Office of the President at the Open Society Foundations.

The Open Society Presidential Fellowship in Business will be awarded to one (1) student graduating in 2017 from an accredited U.S. business school. The Fellow will be selected for their scholarship, leadership, and commitment to continued practice in the fields of nonprofit management, human rights, and good governance. 

Term: The term of the Open Society Presidential Fellowship is 11 months. The 2017 Fellowship will commence in September 2017 with the term ending in July 2018. 

Pay: Fellows will receive a salary of $65,000 plus benefits.

Application: You may download the application in PDF format. Or you may apply online. Applications are due by December 5, 2016. For more information, please contact: Aden Munassar, Program Coordinator, National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, New York University School of Law, (212) 998-6168,

IN BUSINESS, HUMAN RIGHTS and the environment

The new fellowship season will begin in early 2017.

The Center partners with the United States Council for International Business and the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business to offer first-year MBA students a paid opportunity to work at a multinational company on a business and human rights challenge during their summer. Students will participate in a business and human rights training program and become deeply immersed in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and human rights issues faced by their company through their summer internship.