Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Former IHRP intern Ben Liston in Nepal

Former IHRP intern Ben Liston in Nepal

(Updated July 21, 2015)

Recent Faculty of Law alumni can now take advantage of some of our International Human Rights Program fellowships, thanks to new funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFATD). The funding is part of DFATD’s International Youth Internship Program.

The new two-year initiative, International Fellowships for Canadian Lawyers, will provide work placements for a total of 20 Faculty of Law alumni in offices of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UN Refugee Agency). Each year, 10 fellows will support the work of the UN Refugee Agency in Indonesia, Thailand, Cote D’Ivoire, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, South Africa, and Panama.

The fellows will engage in legal research, analysis and drafting, and participate in advocacy at the national and international level. The fellows will have a direct impact on service delivery to stateless and refugee populations, including vulnerable women and children.

Through the placements, fellows will gain substantive skills and knowledge to prepare them for future employment either in Canada or abroad. The ultimate goal of the fellowships is to provide young lawyers with experiences that transform them into lifelong global citizens.

The program is now taking applications, due September 22, 2015.