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

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 “64372 ” in Simplicity. Applications are due on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

Cupertino, CA
Apple is seeking a globally-minded Fellow to support its Human Rights and External Engagement team. The team is embedded into Apple’s Operations. It is responsible for upholding human rights along the supply chain and developing effective stakeholder engagement strategies to raise the bar in the industry and beyond. The Fellow at Human Rights and External Engagement will be responsible for several project deliverables while working with teammates and cross-functional partners. The Fellow will produce industry, market and regulation analytics and present synthesized insights; analyze and evaluate due diligence tools and programs; organize team’s data and propose streamlined data management approaches; and develop presentation materials for the team and other tasks, as necessary. Good command of data analytics tools (Excel, Tableau) a plus and experience living or working in developing countries is strongly preferred. 

Bloomberg LP
New York, NY

The Sustainable Business and Finance Group is looking for a Fellow to join our team. This is a strategy role encompassing business development, business planning, and the day-to-day execution of our cross-enterprise strategies in sustainability products and services. The Group reports to the management committee and has considerable exposure to multiple Bloomberg businesses. It focuses on new business areas such as Bloomberg ESG, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Bloomberg Businessweek, to name a few.

The Fellow will synthesize research and distill key points on the topic of sustainable investing, build excel models and conduct statistical analysis, and learn to use the Bloomberg Terminal functionality. Bloomberg is seeking a Fellow with a demonstrated passion for sustainability finance; financial research experience (preferably in capital markets or investment research); strong analytical, modeling, writing and presentation skills; quantitative analysis skills, “back-of-the-envelope” thinking and foundation in statistical techniques; and someone who is self-motivated and hardworking.

Please note that the internship dates for Bloomberg are June 1 through August 10th, 2018. All candidates must be legally authorized to work full-time in the US and should not require visa sponsorship in the future.

Fort Mill, SC (in the Charlotte, NC metro area). Domtar will provide assistance with housing.

Domtar is widely respected as a sustainability leader in the pulp and paper industry. Sustainability reporting is a key way that Domtar demonstrates its thought leadership while meeting the needs of its various stakeholders for sustainability information about its priorities, challenges and performance. To build on Domtar’s history of award-winning sustainability reporting, the Fellow will rethink and prepare for the future of sustainability reporting. The Fellow will help to collect information, conduct analyses, and offer recommendations for our reporting that considers emerging environmental, social and governance (ESG) trends and growing interest by investors in ESG information; societal context for sustainability issues; external performance benchmarks, and New Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards. Fellows will also conduct additional stakeholder engagement.

New York, NY

The Fellow will work with Microsoft’s Human Rights team, Public Affairs, and the Corporate Social Responsibility Program Office to create an external communications strategy and plan, as part of the team’s ambition to continuously improve human rights transparency and disclosure at Microsoft. Collaborating closely with the Microsoft Human Rights Team and internal communications specialists, the Fellow will be responsible for scoping and finalizing the strategy and plan. Potential outputs include a pipeline of communications materials on key human rights priorities at Microsoft, such as freedom of expression, privacy, and the intersection of human rights and artificial intelligence. The Fellow will align those materials with key annual human rights milestones such as International Human Rights Day and the publication of our human rights report, as well as provide recommendations for channel distribution (e.g., on Bing, blogs, and social media). The Fellow will also be responsible for identifying influential external communications channels which can amplify Microsoft’s human rights messaging and help to determine which influencers should receive the most focus from Microsoft’s human rights leadership.

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. Possible project may include circular economy topics. 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.