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The Leitner In Korea Fellowship Program

The Leitner in Korea Fellowship Program provides Fordham students with $2,000 grants to work with international human rights organizations full-time for five weeks over the summer. Applicants must complete a detailed proposal and select an organizational partner, such as a non-governmental organization or UN agency, with whom they will work. Upon their return, Leitner Interns file a report summarizing their experience. Students awarded grants are also encouraged to develop their scholarly interest in the subject matter with an eye towards producing a note or other publication.

The Leitner in Korea Fellowship Program provides Fordham students with $2,000 grants to work with international human rights organizations full-time for five weeks over the summer. Applicants must complete a detailed proposal and select an organizational partner, such as a non-governmental organization or UN agency, with whom they will work. Upon their return, Leitner Interns file a report summarizing their experience. Students awarded grants are also encouraged to develop their scholarly interest in the subject matter with an eye towards producing a note or other publication.

Applicants must agree to work full-time for at least 5 weeks at a non-governmental organization, U.N. agency, or other organization working on international human rights issues. Upon return, the student must submit a three to five-page report on the experience. Leitner fellowships are open to all Fordham Law School Students, including evening students. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, beginning January 2013.  The final deadline is March 31, 2013.  Students are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applications will be evaluated by Professor Martin Flaherty, Co-Director of the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice, and Professor Paolo Galizzi, Director of the Fordham-SKKU Summer Law Institute. Please email applications to lyuh@law.fordham.edu.

Applicants must identify a non-governmental organization, U.N. agency, or other human rights organization with which they intend to partner and submit by email:
  1. a detailed project proposal (described below)
  2. a cover letter
  3. a résumé
  4. a letter of recommendation (from a professor or employer)
  5. a copy of your Fordham law School transcript.
The project proposal is similar to a grant application and should include the following:
  • a project description, preferably developed in consultation with the partner organization, identifying the particular human rights issue that will be the focus of the internship. The project description should describe the human rights issue, why it is significant, and how the student’s work will address the issue.
  • a description of the partnering organization
  • a rough budget listing expected expenses.
Applications will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
  1. the originality and significance of the project
  2. the qualifications of the student to complete the project
  3. the student's demonstrated interest in international human rights
  4. the student's overall academic record.

Contact Us

Korea Summer Program
Professor Paolo Galizzi, Faculty Director
Phone: 212 - 636 7615 | Fax: 212 - 636 6775
pgalizzi@law.fordham.edu