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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

BUSINESS sustainability and HUMAN RIGHTS summer fellowship

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.

To apply, please refer to job ID “58906” in Simplicity. Applications are due on Monday, February 20, 2017

New Balance
Boston, MA

The Fellow will work with the Senior Manager of Strategic Planning, Compliance and the New Balance Global Compliance team to support on projects related to supply chain risk assessment and mapping, as well as stakeholder engagement. The fellow will also assist with research, policy development and strategic planning on relevant human rights issues facing the footwear and apparel industry, such as modern slavery.

SAP Ariba
New York, NY

SAP Ariba is a technology company with a mission to make procurement more responsible through transparent and sustainable supply chains. The Fellow will work closely with the Product Manager of Sustainability Project as well as the Vice President for Product and Innovation. A main priority for the summer will be research on sustainability trends (human rights, environment, etc.) and best practices. This will feed into the development of new products leading to more sustainable supply chains and the creation of a business plan around supplier risk. Other tasks may include coordinating and implementing feedback from current and potential clients and attending related events. The Fellow will work in a small team that feels like a start-up within a large corporation be exposed to cutting-edge technologies. International travel to Europe is a possibility.

West Elm
Brooklyn, NY

The Fellow will work closely with the Vice President, Social Innovation and Consciousness on projects related to supply chain innovation, sustainability, and worker education and empowerment. The post will involve research, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and strategy development. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY since 2002, everything West Elm does is designed to make an impact in everyday life, from creating unique, affordable designs for modern living to its commitment to Fair Trade Certified products. In addition to home furnishings retail, West Elm operates West Elm Workspace in the commercial furnishings industry and recently announced its expansion into the travel and hospitality industry with the launch of West Elm Hotels. West Elm is a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands.


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.

We are no longer accepting applications to the Open Society Presidential Fellowship for 2017-18. Check back in the fall for more information about how to apply for 2018-19.